Made predominantly from older vines, this wine will ideally age in your cellar for 15 to 20 years. However, if you must open a bottle before then we recommend at least two hours of decanting. The varietals and vineyard lots selected for the final blend of the 2006 vintage were determined after two years of barrel aging and rigorous blending trials, which showcased the essence of the vintage.
The 2006 vintage of 21 Grams is made from 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec. The color extraction displays a stately ruby in contrast to the blackness of the 2005 vintage. The aromatics and flavors are defined by earthy, dusty notes of gravel, mushroom, truffle and cedar. Ripe figs, cassis, black cherry, raspberry and black olive complement the forward earthiness, with a touch of vanilla and baking spice on the finish. As with all wines made by Waters and Gramercy, firm acidity and moderate alcohol are the prime directives, favoring elegance over explosiveness. Silky, integrated tannins enhance the overall balance, depth and complexity of this opulent wine.