The 2010 growing season presented lower than average temperatures and good rainfall. Summer ranged from very mild to being quite cool, allowing even and steady fruit ripening. August had excellent temperatures, accelerating maturation with a brief hot spell. The mild summer resulted in a long hang-time for the fruit yielding tremendous flavor intensity and development.
This Cabernet Sauvignon has deep, dark hues of purple and red. Aromas of blackberry and cassis combine with notes of molasses, mocha, coffee, vanillin oak and a dusty sense of terroir. Deep flavors continue with black currant and molasses, espresso, dark cocoa and structured notes of oak maturation. This is a rich wine with excellent depth and a tremendous frame, with complexities that will evolve with time.