2010 - Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon


Our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Stags Leap District and Coombsville define classic Napa Valley. This time-honored blend delivers a balanced structure and velvety texture.


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Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage Notes Rainfall returned after three dry years, pushed bud break, flowering and fruit-set back by at least two weeks at the front end of the growing season. Due to the cloud cover, there was no frost damage in 2010. The summer brought cooler than normal temperatures, where constant vigilance and rigorous canopy management averted mildew or pest problems. The ten-day to two-week lag continued into a later than average veraison. A two-day heat spike into triple digits for the first time this season occurred in late August, with canopies thinned to adjust for the cooler season, grapes at various sites experienced some sunburn. Cooler than average temperatures returned again in early September, but gave way to warmer temperatures bringing good flavor and color development across the board. Tasting Notes Full-bodied with rich dark berry fruit, light earthiness and hints of fresh herbs. The backbone of this wine comes from its balanced tannins and the acidity which lends a fresh liveliness. Reviews 90 pts Decanter, 10/1/13
  • Varietal 81% Cabernet Sauvignon
    16% Merlot
    2% Petit Verdot
    1% Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 55% Mt. George Vineyard
    40% Silverado Vineyard
    5% Oakville Station
  • Harvest Info September 25 - October 22, 2010
    24.7° Brix
  • Skin Contact 17 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 44% new oak
    New oak profile: 96% French, 4% American
    Overall oak profile: 90% French, 10% American
  • Analysis 14.8% Alcohol
    6.00 g/L TA
    3.62 pH
    Bottled August 2012
  • Aging Suggestions Currently at its peak (10 years old), drink by 15 years