This is the 4th release of our coveted 2006 StevensXY Reserve Cabernet. Once again, we selected a small grouping of our favorite barrels to put into this very muscular all Cab blend. We used more new French oak (80%) to drive the fruit and tannins. The result is a wine that accelerates you smoothly into the fast lane. The fruit for this years blend came from two sources: Sheridan Vineyard in the Upper Yakima, which brought lots of cocoa and black raspberry flavors, while the Meek Vineyard, Lower Yakima Valley, lent structure, earthiness and finesse. The combo creates a wine that showcases the Valley’s unique character. This is a go big or go home wine that can be consumed on release, but may also be cellared for years to come. 240 cases produced.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate October 2009 Issue 92 Points
2006 Stevens Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve $42.00
The 2006 StevensXY Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve was raised in 80% new oak. Dark ruby-colored, it sports a superb nose of pain grille, spice box, mineral, scorched earth, black current, and blackberry. Opulent on the palate while retaining a sense of elegance, this full flavored wine is already complex and should be in full bloom in another 5-7 years of bottle age. It will offer a drinking window extending from 2014-2030.