Lot 363 | 2010 Napa Valley
92 Pts, Editors' Choice: Wine Enthusiast; Layers of tasty oak, chaparral, sweet tobacco and mocha in chorus with a black and blue fruit center.
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- Napa Valley
- Cabernet Sauvignon 92%, Petit Verdot 4%, Malbec 2%, Merlot 2%
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2018
- Release Email
This is a great drinking cabernet: big but not harsh, mellows in the glass. Glad that it came back in Cam's last sale, so that I could order more.
I picked up a few bottles of this before the holidays and opened the first bottle at Thanksgiving. Decanted for 2 hours before tasting, and I was blown away. While it is bold, a few more hours post opening, this wine develops into a rich, smooth wine treat. Too bad it's sold out!
Buy lot #363 while you can
Impressive Cab that doesn't need to age, buy and drink it while you still can. I too have had a few better Cab from CH so a strong 'Great Value' is my rating for this one.
Smooth full bodied cab
A very smooth, well integrated cab. Ready to drink now and should age well. A favorite of all my friends who have tried it. A lot of cab for the money, comparable to $50+ bottles I have had.
Need an "In Between" Rating
Huh? I don't know how else to say it. I will rate it a Great Value because that is my only choice, but it is better than Great. I just can't say it is 'Best ' because I believe 500 and 360 are the 2 Best wines so far. So I would rate this a 4.5 and label it a Super Value. All the flavors are there, drinking beautifully now and no reason to age much longer. Tannin structure is beautiful, perfect balance, and paired beautifully with a chocolate truffle or drink watching a movie. Another Home Run from CH Wine. Thanks.
Drink now or later
we bought a case of this and tasted one bottle. Normally, my wife and I cannot agree on what is a good wine. She likes lots of fruit, and I like wines with lots of body and aging potential. This wine has both. You can drink it now and it is very approachable, or it has the body to be aged for 10 years or more.
So we bought a second case.
Kind of a harsh taste upon opening. Waited until next night for second glass, was much better. I did wait a week after receiving shipment. Think I will give it until next spring before opening another bottle.
Excellent-Hope to keep a few to taste in a couple years
I tasted this wine and immediately said Wow! This wine has wonderful flavors that will only get better with age. Great now but will be excellent in the future. Bought a case and hope to save couple bottles for future taste experience.
I love lots 200,400,404 all big cabs with a smooth finish. This wine attacked me with a lemon taste that we did not expect. I do not have the patience of many of you to let a wine sit for years to come in. This is one that needs to stay in the bottle for a while.