Wine Spectator: Firm, with a tart balance to the bright raspberry and brooding black fruit flavors. A distinctive minerally note emerges nicely on the expressive finish. Needs time to soften. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Best from 2011 through 2016. 1,030 cases made.
Robert Parker: The 2006 Champoux Vineyard is made up of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Merlot. Purple-colored, it sports an aromatic array of wood smoke, pencil lead, cinnamon, clove, black currant and blackberry. This leads to a mouth-filling wine bordering on opulence. Rich, ripe, and impeccably balanced, it has the stuffing to evolve for 6-8 years and should offer prime drinking from 2013 to 2026.
The wine has licorice
and dark fruit flavors along with chocolate
and floral, almost violet-like, highlights.
|64% Cab Sauv,
4% Cab Franc,
11% Petit Verdot.