Decanter panel tasting (Feb 2010): California Cabernet 2006 - All wines

An abundance of ageworthy wines with top quality tannins, freshness and balance, though some of the prices proved less easy to swallow. The following wines were rated 15 points and over.

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Groth, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville-Napa Valley

Groth Vineyards & Winery United States California 2006

Alexander Valley Vineyards, School Reserve, Single Vineyard Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Alexander Valley Vineyards United States California 2006

Ridge, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains

Ridge Vineyards United States California 2006

Chappellet, Pritchard Hill, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Chappellet Winery United States California 2006

Corley Family, Corley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Corley Family Napa Valley - Monticello Vineyards United States California 2006

Kenward Family Vineyards, Tor, Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain-Napa Valley

N/A United States California 2006

Miner, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville-Napa Valley

Miner Family Vineyards [Oakville Ranch] United States California 2006

Parallel, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Parallel Wines United States California 2006

Pride Mountain Vineyards, Vintner Select Cuvee, Napa Valley

Pride Mountain Vineyards United States California 2006

Rubicon Estate, Cask, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford-Napa Valley

Rubicon Estate Winery United States California 2006

Silverado Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Silverado Vineyards United States California 2006

Trefethen Family Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District-Napa Valley

Trefethen Vineyards United States California 2006

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Director's Cut, Alexander Valley

Rubicon Estate Winery United States California 2006

Far Niente, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville-Napa Valley

Far Niente Winery United States California 2006

Justin, Isosceles Reserve, Paso Robles

Justin Vineyards & Winery United States California 2006

Conn Creek, Anthology, Napa Valley

Conn Creek Winery United States California 2006

Chappellet, Signature, Napa Valley

Chappellet Winery United States California 2006

Gallo Family Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Frei Ranch Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County

E & J Gallo Winery United States California 2006

Liparita, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District-Napa Valley

Liparita Cellars United States California 2006

Liparita, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District-Napa Valley

Liparita Cellars United States California 2006

Liparita, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District-Napa Valley

Liparita Cellars United States California 2006

Saddleback Cellars, Nils, Caberbet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Saddleback Cellars United States California 2006

Signorello Vineyards, Padrone, Napa Valley

Signorello Estate United States California 2006

Staglin, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford-Napa Valley

Staglin Family Vineyard United States California 2006

Ferrari-Carano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Honig, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Diamond Creek Vineyards, Red Rock Terrace, Napa Valley

Diamond Creek Vineyards United States California 2006

Groth, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville-Napa Valley

Groth Vineyards & Winery United States California 2006

J Lohr, Cuvee PAU, Paso Robles

J Lohr Winery United States California 2006

Liparita, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville-Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Mount Eden Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Robert Sinskey Vineyards, SLD, Stags Leap District-Napa Valley

Robert Sinskey Vineyards United States California 2006

Silverado Vineyards, Solo, Stags Leap District-Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Staglin, Ineo, Rutherfold-Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Rodney Strong, Symmetry, Red Meritage, Alexander Valley-Sonoma County

Rodney Strong Vineyards United States California 2006

Brookman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Corison Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Corison Wines United States California 2006

Ferrari-Carano Tresor, Sonoma County

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Louis M Martini, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Louis M Martini Winery United States California 2006

Sebastiani, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

N/A N/A N/A 2006

The Wine Society, The Society's Exhibition Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley-Sonoma County

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Geyser Peak, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley-Sonoma County

Geyser Peak Winery United States California 2006

Pedroncelli, Three Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Alexander Valley Viineyards, Cyrus, Alexander Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Corley, Cabernet Sauvignon, State Lane Vineyard, Napa Valley

Corley Family Napa Valley - Monticello Vineyards United States California 2006

Diamond Creek Vineyards, Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Hess, Allomi Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

The Hess Collection Winery United States California 2006

Mockingbird, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Parallel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Paul Hobbs, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Ramey, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pedregal Vineyard, Oakville-Napa Valley

Ramey Wine Cellars N/A N/A 2006

Rubicon Estate, Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford-Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Snowden Vineyards, The Ranch, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Star Lane Vineyard, Astral, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Joseph Phelps, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Roth Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Lancaster Estate United States California 2006

Viader, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Bell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 6, Rutherfold-Napa Valley

Bell Wine Cellars United States California 2006

Caymus, Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Caymus, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Conn Creek, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Conn Creek Winery United States California 2006

Frazier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Robert Mondavi, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Spottswoode, Cabernet Sauvignon, St Helena-Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Stuhlmuller Vineyards Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

V Sattui Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, Preston Vineyard, Napa Valley

V Sattui Winery United States California 2006

Lancaster Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Lancaster Estate United States California 2006

Rodney Strong, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Geyser Peak, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley-Sonoma County

Geyser Peak Winery United States California 2006

Peachy Canyon, Para Siempre, Paso Robles

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Pride Mountain Vineyards, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma/Napa

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Cakebreak, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Dierberg Family Wines, 3 Saints Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Frog's Leap, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Ramey, Annum, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Ramey Wine Cellars N/A N/A 2006

Raymond, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Kenwood, Jack London, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Louis M Martini, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley-Sonoma County

Louis M Martini Winery United States California 2006

Pedroncelli, Cabernet Sauvignon, Morris Fay Vineyard, Alexander Valley-Sonoma County

Pedroncelli Winery & Vineyards United States California 2006

Eberle, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vineyard Selection, Paso Robles

Eberle Winery United States California 2006

Eberle, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Eberle Winery United States California 2006

Justin, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Paul Hobbs, Cross Barn, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vandal Vineyard, Los Carneros

Robert Sinskey Vineyards United States California 2006

Signorello Vineyards, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Signorello Estate United States California 2006

Snowden Vineyards, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Vina Robles, Huerhuero, Paso Robles

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Kenwood, Yalupa, Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Kenwood Vineyards United States California 2006