2006 Cimarossa Cabernet Sauvignon Riva di Ponente Vineyard
Tasted blind in a Howell Mountain vs Stags Leap tasting. Deep red with a dark core but seems to be thinning on the edges. Nose was a big turn off. Dirty, which is fine but not when it changes to straight wet potatoes. Moderate tannins (7/10) and moderate body. Seemed tight and closed up, just some slight savory notes. Will definitely give our next bottle a long decant. Maybe 6 hours or so to see if it wears that nose off and opens up the palate some more. We will try the next one in two or three years to check what had happened to this, hopefully it improves with age!
Price Point:$$ - Bought in New York from Park Avenue Liquor for $48.99 a bottle.