Boëté makes exceptional wines. They are big, bold, delicious and rich. The grapes are grown locally in Carmel Valley. This 2006 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception and expresses incredible dark red fruit flavors, spices, earthy herbal aromas within a round and full mouth-feel, all within a perfectly balanced acids and tannic structure. Pretty much a masterpiece in my book. But this is a slow drinking wine, with almost 15% alcohol. Really best served along BBQ, slow braised beef, lamb or pork. It stands up to strong flavors and just mellows. Just an incredible wine.