2010 Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

Our flagship Napa Valley Cabernet. Double Gold Medal, SF Chronicle Wine Competition 2013

$55.00

(23 Reviews)

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Hughes Wellman 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

$55.00

(23 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Our 2010 flagship wine is sublime, combining a powerful structure and intense character in a marvelous, harmonious package. Color and extraction are spot on, with tremendous purity and perfectly ripe fruit. I can’t stress enough how pure and complex this wine is, combining the best of Bordeaux (cooler climate structure and complexity) and Napa Valley (gorgeous fruit). It’s all here. Aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry are underpinned with dollops of blueberry fruit, dark chocolate/espresso bean, and oaky mocha bass notes. This will cellar for another 15+ years, but I think it’s best to drink over the next 5-10 years.

  • Vintage
  • 2010
  • Appellation
  • Napa Valley
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Petit Verdot 15%, Merlot 5%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.5%
  • Cases Produced
  • 500 Cases
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2030
Cam Confidential

This is a no-expense-spared, meticulously crafted Cabernet that we oversee every step of the way. Our goal with this series is to showcase our own winemaking efforts, and to demonstrate that we're capable of crafting wine that rivals the best that Napa Valley has to offer. Sourced from Stagecoach Vineyard (one of Napa's iconic vineyards that is also source to some of the biggest names in California wine) and finished with a small custom bottling run, each individual bottle is marked with its unique production number - a nice touch for those of you out there who are into collectible wines.

Reviews

23 Reviews Total

Michael

Verified Purchase

This was the first non "under 15" I tried from Cam and really enjoyed it. Made me feel comfortable buying others in the future. Enjoyed it over a steak dinner with my wife, a great complement!

Lisa

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I debated for months about buying this one. Mostly because some of the recent Lot number Cabernets were so excellent, I couldn't imagine this one being much better for the price.

Unfortunately now that it's too late, I wish I had purchased more than 2 bottles.

I agree with the previous poster that said this wine was very complex. And we found it to be enjoyable on each layer.

Being aged more than some of the Lot # Cabs (which we have loved also but they do require long decants still), we found it more smooth on the initial approach as well.

I can only hope that there will be another Hughes-Wellman offering in our future.

Thank you for all the amazing wines you've given us over the years. And for everything you've done to offer very excellent wines at such reasonable prices.

Chick

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This is the best H-W since the 2006, which was outstanding. Full, smooth, nice bouquet. An excellent wine.

David

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I'm not good at wine tasting jargon, so I'll state it simply. The flavors in this wine never stop changing from the moment the wine hits my tongue until long after swallowing. If that's what complexity is, then this wine is probably the most complex I've tasted. This is the only wine that, literally, made me smile and say, "wow", after letting the first taste progress from start to finish.

Mike

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$100 DOLLAR WINE, HANDS DOWN. YOUNG, GIVE IT A LITTLE TIME. MY WIFE AND I RATED IT AT 97/98. REGARDS

Bryce

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Got lucky and purchased a case; now use it for serious wine aficionado's and close family.

A brief hour's decant makes this a remarkable sipping wine which pares with lots of red meats and holds its own, even over garlic infused roast beef!

Steven

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This wine is exactly what I expected, big and bold with great flavor and a smooth long finish. Easily worth twice as much. I open one when I have guests who appreciate great wine or when I feel I deserve to celebrate. Top notch!

Alan

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I previously reviewed this wine & gave it a solid 4 stars, but after my 2nd bottle consumed I believe my review was not accurate. This wine is easy 5 starts because it tastes like a $90 bottle. Outstanding value for a premium wine. Incredibly smooth & full-bodied.

Victor

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Okay folks, this is a phenomenal bottle of wine. The 2010 is bigger, and bolder than the more elegant 2009 was. Don't get me wrong, it's still elegant, just oomphier.

Right away raspberry vanilla cream, crushed blackberries, and a hint of cherry cola or cherry tobacco hits you. Beautiful.

Body is full-bodied, but not too big. Medium tannin, well integrated. Pepper, dark fruit, earth, and tart dark cherry fills your palate from front to back, but doesn't roll over the sides. Finish is long.

This wine seriously drinks well above it's price point. I love it. It will age well if it lasts. (I'm hoping 3 cases gets us through the year.)

Thomas

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Great Napa Cabernet!!! Smooth, great finish.