2010 presented the Napa Valley’s coolest growing season in many years. It created an extended ripening period that was excellent for flavor development. The Cabernet Sauvignon fruit ripened slowly and evenly from May through the end of September. The grapes were then harvested mid to late October when the grapes displayed a wonderful balance between sweet ripeness and a refined structure.
The grapes were grown in vineyards located in St. Helena, Rutherford, Calistoga, Yountville and Oak Knoll. The fruit was fermented at an average of 85°F with gentle pumpovers for excellent flavor and color extraction. The wine was aged in a combination of American and French oak barrels for 20 months and blended to attain balance. Merlot increased texture and softness on the mid-palate while the Petite Verdot and Malbec added color, complexity and additional layers of ripe fruit flavors to the wine.
This beautifully aged 2010 Cabernet is loaded with bright, vibrant fruit and has exceptional body to match. The aromas and flavors of blackberry, currant, black cherry and toasty oak meld exquisitely with ample mid-palate weight, a silky mouth-feel and luxuriously smooth tannins. After being aged 6 years, this is a great wine to enjoy today but it will also be enjoyable with proper cellaring until 2020.
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