2006 BV Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvignon

This is the second guest post from my friend Paul covering another wine from Costco.

2006 BV Coastal Estates Cabernet SauvignonPrice: $5.99 @ Costco

What They Said:

Per Beaulieu Vineyard (pdf) “Approachable and fruit-forward, there is nothing stuffy about our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. Fresh-picked blackberries and spring cherries open the aromas, hemmed by vanilla and toast. This juicy cherry-berry core develops through the mouth, picking up cocoa and subtle spices, gently cupped by soft tannins that hold through the lingering finish.”

What Paul Thinks:

The nose is powerful! This jumps out of the glass from 5 inches away and pulls you right in. Strong aroma of hay and barnyard…not my favorite scents, but definitely give the nose lots of character. Unfortunately the fun ends with the nose. A dastardly combination of tannins and tartness greet the palate…effectively a “piss-off, I’m grumpy” welcome to your glass. The mid-ranges are a slight improvement with some jammy notes, but never release to the full-bodied fruits one would expect from a California Cab.

Rating: Skip It
If anyone is interested in giving this one a try I’m pretty sure you can pick it up at Trader Joe’s as well. Thanks again to Paul for the guest post. Should we pass a motion to make him our official Costco correspondent? If anyone else wants to submit a review for a guest post let me know.

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3 thoughts on “2006 BV Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvignon

  1. 2006 BV Cab Coastal is very nice for those of us who know how to (or prefer to) appreciate a Cab that is not too damn dry (like 2006 BV Cab Napa Valley). Save $20 a bottle and give your guests a red wine they don’t have to pretend to enjoy – just to please the snooty asses that think the dryer the better.

  2. I have to agree with truhrt. I just had this the other evening and found it to be a delightful $10 bottle. I enjoyed the entire bottle throughout dinner and relaxing with some friends. I found nothing offensive about it. We all have different tastes though and I’m never opposed to reading other’s opinions:)

  3. I have bought the 2006 BV Cab Coatal by the case at Sam’s club. It is an incredible value, and not pretentious whatsoever. Pleasant tannins, smooth finish, and leaves you with a feeling of the nectar of the vines without the headache of the wallet. Two thumbs up.

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