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2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

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WINEMAKER NOTES

Full aromas of mixed berry cobbler lead to hints of roses and dusty cedar. Generous flavors of black cherries, boysenberries, and blackberries sit atop nuanced layers of baking chocolate combined with savory herbs. Our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon flaunts sophisticated structure and amazing balance of fruit and acidity.

The 2010 Vintage

Bud break started more than two weeks early at the beginning of April. Then the weather cooled down significantly, and we were two weeks behind typical growing patterns by mid-June. Due to the poor weather during bloom, our berry counts per cluster were reduced significantly, which meant a very small crop. Whereas we usually target anywhere from 2.5 to 3 tons per acre, we ended up anywhere from 1.25 to 2 tons per acre. This surprised us as a blessing. Despite the cool summer (only two days above 100 degrees), we were able to ripen each block perfectly. Wines of the 2010 vintage show vibrant flavors, bright acidity and exceptional balance.

Viticulture

100% estate, sustainably farmed.
Founding member of VINEA.

Wine Specifics

Varietal(s): 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Franc Vineyard(s): 33% Pepper Bridge, 28% Les Collines, 19% Seven Hills, 15% Octave, 5% Goff 
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley 
Oak Program: 92% French, 8% American; 75% used, 25% new Harvest 
Date(s): September 22 - October 27, 2010 
Finished Alcohol: 14.2%
Total Production: 4,387 12/750 ml. cases 
Bottling Date(s): February 13-15, 2012 
Release Date: November 2, 2012


2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Awards and Accolades
91 Points, Best Buy; Wine & Spirits Magazine: "A fantastic value that shows real character and depth."
Wine Spectator: "90 Points - Dark, dense and spicy, with black pepper and black tea overtones to the currant and berry flavors, gliding smoothly into a long and expressive finish."
San Francisco Chronicle: "Delivers a great value in an estate-grown wine."