We tasted a couple of the 2006s around this time last year- they definitely need time. I was impressed:2006 Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon Prevail Back Forty - USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley (10/8/2011)TNs: Ferrari-Carano Visit
: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (French clones 337 & 338) from a 40-acre block of the Rock Rise vineyard at an elevation of 1,100 feet. Aged for 20 months in 80% new French oak, and another 14 months in bottle. 14.9% abv. Purple/crimson color. Aromas of espresso, blackberry, violets, cassis and black cherry. Full-bodied with firm tannins, yet has a velvety texture and is well-balanced. Flavors of mocha, black fruit, cherry and red currants. Long finish. Wow- I wasn't expecting a wine this good here. 93-94 pts. (93 pts.)2006 Ferrari-Carano Prevail West Face - USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley (10/8/2011)TNs: Ferrari-Carano Visit
: 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Syrah from west-facing slopes of the Look Out vineyard. Aged 20 months in French oak, 60% of which was new, with an abv of 14.8%. Inky crimson color. Notes of florals, red and black fruits. Full-bodied, with firm, drying tannins and flavors of red fruit, cassis and plums. (91 pts.)Posted from CellarTracker
It was a limited sample, sure, but impressive enough that I've kept my eye open for them.