Tasting notes from Mia Klein:
2006 was another year with good rainfall. Spring was a little cooler than normal which delayed bud break; July brought an unusually long heat spell that slowed the rate of maturity and there were several cool spells during ripening. It was definitely a vintage that rewarded the growers and winemakers who exercised patience.
The wine has a great diversity of aromas and flavors including raspberry jam, blackberry, peach blossom, lavender, cocoa and dark chocolate, coffee berry, cinnamon, brown sugar, molasses and vanilla. The level of extraction and the structure of the wine certainly bode well for aging, but it can be enjoyed nicely in the near term with either a decanting or pulling the cork a day prior to drinking.