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Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District

Wine Description

(2010 Vintage) Our Spring Mountain District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the flagship wine of Terra Valentine spanning all parts of our two estate vineyards. A blend of Wurtele Vineyard Cabernet as well as Cabernet, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from the Yverdon Vineyard, the wine shows the character of all elevations and the four soil types of our estates. The estate fruit is de-stemmed and the whole berries cold-soaked for two days prior to fermentation. The wine spends an average of 21 days on the skins before the free-run wine is settled and racked to barrel for malolatic fermentation. The wine spends 22 months in French Oak barrels of which 35% are new which accents the trademark flavors of cocoa powder and black currant.

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    WS 89; firm & complex; mix of mineral, currant, cedar and graphite. full bodied and focused, sage. now thru '17; 4,270 cases

    over 2 years
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    A touch of vine on the open. And a bit closed. Opens to currant, blackcherry and hints of chocolate

    over 2 years
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Apr-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/03
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine