The winery’s first release, the 2006 is quite a treat. With 12 years of age, including 18 months in French oak, this wine has aged so gracefully and is drinking beautifully right now.
Appearance nearly opaque deep red core that extends through the edges
Aromas baked dark cherry pie, leather, forest floor, mulberries, black licorice and subtle cedar notes.
Palate Rich and silky, the palate is in excellent balance, with a hint of vanilla and mint leaf intermingling with dark fruit and earth notes. A delightful, long finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
This Cabernet Sauvignon will be an ideal compliment to a range of dishes, including grilled NY strip, roasted pork or duck breast, meatballs with pasta and beef tenderloin. Hosting a cocktail party? Try a charcuterie plate with salami, cured meats and cheeses such as aged Gouda and Cheddar, Parmesan and Gruyere.
Drink now with 45 minute decanting or enjoy through 2025+
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL – NY Finger Lakes Int’l Wine Competition
Belle Filles Vineyard
About The Vineyard
In 1999 Robert & Susan McNerney purchased a 2 acre property in East Napa and in 2002 planted 1 acre of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes known to be the best varietal to thrive in this area. Their Coombsville property was later to become a part of the 16th AVA of the Napa Valley in 2011. Planted with a vision of sharing a small lot Cabernet with family and friends while selling the bulk of the grapes to help provide income for their still young family of five was their goal.
The 2006 season offered one challenge after another.
The cool, wet spring led to early botrytis and slowed ripening, forcing adjustments in the vineyard. Heat spikes in July sunburned berries, then it turned cool near harvest. Due to the rolling bench land terrain in Coombsville and its micro-climates, which allow for an extended “hang time”, the Le Chanceux team were able to harvest later than most areas in the Napa Valley allowing for compelling concentration and optimal brix.