2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold Medal: 2013 San Diego International Wine Competition; Gold Medal: 2013 CA State Fair; Gold Medal: 2013 Critics Challenge; Black peppercorn, fresh raspberry, cassis, and subtle bay leaf notes.
The aromatics are classic Napa Valley - high-toned and complex, showing cassis and raspberry backed by black olive and bay leaf notes. There is also a pink floral/blossom component here, and plenty of black peppercorns punctuated by fruit compote and plenty of well integrated new French oak. The palate is just unwinding, with a pretty red and black fruit core showing black cherry, hints of eucalyptus, and classic Rutherford dust in a long, savoury finish.
Style: Full, Bold
Flavors: Blackberry, Cassis, Cherry, Pepper, Tannins