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2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Retail Price: $150.00
Wine Club Price: $120.00

A structured entry delivers a complex array of aromas including black cherry and cranberry fruit, baking spices, roasted meat, tobacco leaf, cola and floral notes. The palate is textured, serving up flavors of chocolate, cherries, mocha and spice. In its youth, decant 1 to 2 hours before service for full enjoyment. Drink 2013 to 2025.

Other Details:

  • Appellation: Napa Valley – Spring Mountain District
    Assemblage: Cabernet Sauvignon 76%, Merlot 10%, Petit Verdot 6%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Malbec 3%
    Alcohol: 13.6%
    Aging: 22 Months in new French oak
    Bottled: September 2012
    Release: September 2013
    Production: 3,750 cases

The cool, late 2010 growing season gave our red Bordeaux varieties bright and pure varietal character. If history is a guide, we expect the wines to be long-lived and more Bordeaux-like than Californian in profile. The Spring Mountain Vineyard experienced a third year of very low yields. The red Bordeaux varieties that comprise the Elivette and Cabernet Sauvignon labels averaged about 1 ton per acre. Normal yield is approximately 1.5 to 2 tons per acre.

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