(From 2010 Vintage) Each vintage of napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offers a unique snapshot of that year’s sun levels, rainfall, temperatures and soil conditions. in 2010 cool weather left an imprint of peppery spices and dusted cocoa on the dark, spicy profile. Chocolate tannins frame the red fruit finish, touched by a hint of caramel toast. The bold, sophisticated flavors match beautifully with lamb, steak or dishes with concentrated ripe fruit flavors, like Chicken with Port and Figs. Look for recipe on www.foodandwine.com
Wine & SpiritsA deep purple, red ruby hue. The nose shows elegant black plum fruit with layers of rose petals, toffee, chocolate, vanilla and anise, along with hints of eucalyptus. On the palate, the wine is bright and well balanced with a rich mouthfeel. Flavors of ripe blackberry, plum and black cherry are followed by notes of nutmeg and cloves, and a long, dark finish with soft, chalky tannins.