Chateau Chevalier Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Napa Valley – A Spring Mountain Find @totalwine @LegendaryNapa

With a name like Chateau Chevalier, you’d think this wine was from Bordeaux or perhaps the Rhone, but that assumption would be incorrect.  In fact, this is a Napa Valley wine from one of my favorite areas: Spring Mountain.  Spring Mountain is probably best known for its Merlot production with great spots like Pride and Paloma, but they have some serious Cabernet Sauvignon too.  This is a “value” Cab Sauv which I picked up at Total Wine for less than $20.  It’s a smooth, food friendly wine that has that big Napa fruit up front, but not a huge tannic backbone on the finish.  The value is in quotes as there are many sub $20 cab sauv’s…just not that many from Napa.

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