The deep, garnet hued Mettler 2010 Cabernet opens with delicate aromas of black cherry, rose petal and tobacco with a suggestion of mineral. Smooth and delicious on the palate, the mouth-filling flavors of black plum, cherry and vanilla are balanced by toasted spice and cedar. This wine exhibits a beautifully orchestrated balance of fruit, oak and tannin with a nice thread of acidity that carry the flavors through the clean finish. This is a Cabernet that is elegant and poised, with bold characteristics that would work with a variety of cuisines. Its solid core of flavors and deep complexity will see it through many years of aging.
Wine Spectator(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/04