2010 Heritage Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
We are completely in love with today’s remarkable 2010 Heritage Collection Napa Valley Cabernet. Drinking beautifully for such a youthful wine, this ready to drink treat will only continue to improve with age. Which is a great thing, considering just how excellent the wine is now.
This Napa Cabernet is a perfectly balanced wine with an elegant demeanor, a soft feel and wonderful aromatics. This Cab possesses both depth and vitality.
We have been featuring Cabs and blends from Maroon for the last few years and we are now dedicated fans of their superb wines. If you have not yet tasted a Maroon wine, now is a rare opportunity to taste a truly wonderful treat.
Deep and rich with a translucent core of dark maroon and edges of pure ruby.
Dark, fruity, and earthy, with dusty blueberry, dark cherry, dark baking chocolate, dried leaves, twigs, grilled black plum and a very subtle hint of eucalyptus.
Lovely and complex on the palate with Bing cherry, raspberry, stewed stonefruit and sweet tobacco leaf. At the end, a very subtle hint of eucalyptus makes a brief appearance.
Ultra long, silky and sustaining finish. Bright and juicy, at first, then softly drying as plush integrated tannins work their magic. Dried stonefruit persists longest. At the end, a very subtle hint of sage makes a delightful appearance.
Enjoy this wine all on its own, or with a plate of grilled stonefruit served with soft goat cheese.
What the Winery Says
2010 Maroon ‘Heritage Collection’ Cabernet Sauvignon
- The Wine
- This wine was blended from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown across the Napa Valley. As a result, in incorporates some of the different characteristics of fruit found in the different sub-regions of Napa Valley. This wine was aged for 26 months prior to bottling, using 2/3 new French oak to complement the wines natural fruit character. The wine has nice fruit aromas, a rich midpalate, well balanced acidity and a medium length finish.
- The Story…
- The wine has nice fruit aromas, a rich midpalate, well balanced acidity and a medium length finish. With the nice balanced acidity, this wine should age gracefully for the next 3+ years.
- RELEASE DATE
- May 2013
- 1,803 cases
- Napa Valley
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 13.8% TA
- 0.70 g/100mL
About the Winery
Maroon Wines was founded by Paul Maroon in 2008. The focus of Maroon is usually on single varietal, single vineyard wines and their philosophy is to introduce as little winemaking manipulation as possible from the vineyard to the bottle.
Along with their “estate” vineyard, Maroon sources from a variety of premium vineyards in the valley and hand crafts a number of very small production wines from vineyard sources that may change from year to year. These wines are often only made available to their wine club and a select few others, like The Wine Spies.
The focus of Maroon is usually on single varietal, single vineyard wines. Winemaker Paul Maroon’s philosophy is to introduce as little winemaking manipulation as possible from the vineyard to the bottle.
Winemaker Paul Maroon
Paul Maroon became interested in winemaking over 40 years ago while as a young man helping his uncle make wine in Pennsylvania. After earning a college degree on the East Coast he came to California for his MBA. In the back of his mind he always knew that, for him, Napa Valley was the place to be.
Paul visited as often as possible throughout the years and finally, in 2000, looking to return to this agricultural roots, he realized his dream and relocated to the Napa Valley. He purchased property just north of the city of Napa and there he began his life as a vintner and has been growing grapes and making fine wines ever since.
For ten years Paul had a lucrative contract with Joseph Phelps to sell them the Cabernet Sauvignon from his Coombsville vineyard. These grapes were used in their Insignia blend. Before the contract ended, Paul made under two barrels of wine for himself and realized the quality of fruit his vineyard could achieve as a single varietal, single vineyard wine. As a result, his first commercial vintage of Maroon Wines came two years later in 2008.