2006 Seavey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals the vintage’s burly, masculine, and muscular side. The wine is stacked and packed with fruit, extract, tannin, and muscle, but possesses much less suppleness and complexity than the 2005 or the sweetness of the 2007. The 2006, with chocolate, scorched earth, blackberry, and espresso roast notes, is shut down and dense at present, but is impressive, although in a backward style. This wine needs to be forgotten for at least 5-6 years. It is a powerful wine, but don’t touch it before 2013, and drink it over the following three decades. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
92+ Points. Good ruby-red. Soil-inflected aromas of mocha, warm stones, tobacco, underbrush and dried berries, with a very ripe, almost liqueur-like aspect. Then big, chewy and deep, with a compelling sweetness to its smoke, tobacco and espresso flavors. Just juicy enough to maintain verve. Less lush and harmonious at this stage than the 2005 was, as its powerful tannic spine calls for several years of patience, but there's something sexy and exotic about this wine.