2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
Merryvale St. Helena Estate, Salvador, Linda Vista, Stagecoach, Sugarloaf, Broken Rock, Kenefick, Larkmead
- Triple sorted
- Extended maceration, average of 28 days on skins
- Native and inoculated primary fermentation
- Native malolactic fermentation
23 months in French oak barrels (50% new)
14.6% by volume
The wine is wound tightly and should be decanted in its youth. With proper cellaring, it will evolve for 10 to 15 years.
Our Napa Cabernet receives choice lots from our Estate Vineyard located in the hills high above the town of St. Helena, as well as fruit from other top Napa vineyards.
This wine is very dark in color with intense aromas of blackberry, cassis, graphite, vanilla and cedar. The palate shows intense notes of boysenberry, plum, blueberry, camphor, smoke, coffee, cedar, and Asian spices.