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2010 Estate Cuvée - Cabernet Sauvignon

Antonio Galloni December 2012

"A model of grace and finesse, the 2010 Estate Cuvee is showing beautifully today. Grilled herbs, smoke, plum and black cherry notes all meld together in an exquisite, gracious wine loaded with finesse and elegance. Today, the 2010 is a bit reserved, but its energy and exuberance just need time to fully emerge. The 2010s vibrant and impeccably nuanced throughout."

98 points 

Production Notes

Appellation: Yountville (Napa Valley), CA
Barrel Age: 20 months 93% French(85%new) 7% new Hungarian oak
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon – (Clone 337 and Clone 191)
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production (750ml): 285 cases
2010 Estate Cuvée - Cabernet Sauvignon

Press

98
POINTS

"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cuvee covers every inch of the palate with layers of dark, mineral-infused fruit, crushed rocks, violets and tar. The 2010 doesn’t have any of the early accessibility or pure sensuality of the 2009, instead it is a big, structured wine that calls for cellaring. I don’t see the 2010 giving much pleasure before age ten. Readers who can wait will be rewarded with a spectacular Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040.Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni