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2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Composition: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot

Harvest: The grapes were harvested early October with 24.8 degrees average brix, 0.68 total acidity, and 3.70pH

Oak Aging: 24 months in 50% new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e. Aillier and Troncais).  The wine is unfined and lightly filtered.

Organic:  All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.

The 2010 vintage is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot for palate softness and complexity of aromas.  The various grape lots were picked based on optimum maturity and fermented separately to assess each vineyard block for quality and viticultural practices.  Aged in French oak barrels for 24 months the wines were bottled at their peak potential. The color is a vibrant garnet, aromas of ripe black cherry fruit and sweet vanilla oak are all combined with mature tannins and good acidity to make this a great accompaniment to many cuisines.  This wine has a long future, but can be enjoyed today.

A beautiful bouquet of blueberry and black currant fruit intermixed with floral undertones jumps from the glass of the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, pure and nicely textured, this strong effort possesses lots of character and richness. The finish reassuringly long. Enjoy it over the next 10+ years.
92 –Robert Parker Jr.


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