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2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

CC09 Label

Tasting Notes
This Cabernet is deep ruby in color with massive extraction and great density. The nose opens with huge intensity, great depth, and lots of layers. Big fruit aromas of black cherry, bright red berries, and plums all lead into the barrel notes of toasty oak, vanilla, and smoky undertones. The palate entry opens smoothly and builds predictably with big, firm (but not coarse) tannin, good acid balance and lots of structure. There is a great progression from ripe, sweet cherry and plum fruit up-front to rich, dried black fruit and spice on the finish - with the vanilla and spice from the barrel layering in seamlessly. For a young wine, it is already showing quite well and will continue to improve over the next 10+ years. This wine is definitely trying to seduce you, enjoy!
Purchase Price
$50.00
Harvest Date
September 21 to October 28
Blend
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Barrel Aging
14 months, French and Eastern European, 14% New
Bottling Date
April 2011
Release Date
Spring 2012
Cases Produced
18,600
Alcohol
13.8%