2010 Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon •Dry Creek Valley Estate
California: Dry Creek Valley
Today’s Mazzocco Winery 2010 Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a truly delicious wine that was made by one of our favorite born in France winemakers, Antoine Favero. Born in the Champagne region of France, Antoine has made wine for some of California’s best artisan wineries. Having cut his teeth at Sebastiani, Gundlach Bundschu and Bartholomew Park, Antoine now oversees most of the winemaking efforts for Wilson Artisan Wineries, whose wineries include Wilson Winery, Mazzocco Sonoma, Matrix Winery, deLorimier Winery, Jaxon Keys Winery, Soda Rock Winery, Pezzi King Vineyards and St. Anne’s Crossing.
Today’s wine is a complex, richly layered, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon that shows of the best that the Dry Creek Valley has to offer. All at a price that makes the purchase of this wine a true no-brainer.
If you are a fan of Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - or just a great, easy on the wallet wine - you will really love today’s wine.
Beautiful color in the glass, nearly opaque midnight crimson at its heart, with a pretty pink ruby rim at the very edge.
Reduced black fruit notes of blackberry and sweet plum initially greet the nose, quickly followed by sandalwood, subtle mushroom earthiness, roasted coffee bean, black pepper, and clove.
A well balanced representation of the growing region, with fruit flavors of stewed black cherry, black currant, and sweet plum mingling with sweet cedarwood shavings, tobacco leaf, dark chocolate covered espresso bean, delicate pepper spice, and a touch of herbal black tea.
After decanting and given a chance to breathe, this wine really opens up. A long finish, well structured with light tannins, is highlighted by robust dark fruit notes and a slight hint of blueberry at the very end.
Pork shoulder, slowly braised in an Asian-inspired teriyaki glaze, served with roasted root vegetables.
What the Winery Says
The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and left on the skins 30 days for extended maceration. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 18 months – racked twice for clarity and then lightly polished.
Bold and enticing. Aromas of cherry liqueur, roasted almond and cedar lead to a plush mid-palate impression having dark raspberry chocolate, spice and anise notes. The finish is seamless melding the light tannins with black tea, leather and a smidgen of black pepper.
- Antoine Favero
- Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Dry Creek Valley Estate
- Fruit Variety
- 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petite Sirah
- 18 months in French oak
About the Winery
MAZZOCCO WINERY is nestled in the rolling hills of Sonoma County, perched on a saddle between the acclaimed valleys of Dry Creek and Alexander. In 2005, Mazzocco was brought into the Wilson family, who were eager to add the Zinfandel vines surrounding the winery.
Renown for its single vineyard-designate Zinfandels—wines so robust and sumptuous, they’re unforgettable. Mazzocco Zins are remarkably individual in nature—a characteristic shared with their award-winning Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
“It’s the fruit,” confesses winemaker Antoine Favarro. Indeed, Mazzocco draws from some of the most breathtaking mountain vineyards in Sonoma County. It’s the fruit combined with history and tradition, seasoned with a little innovation, that makes Mazzocco one of the most distinctive and sought-after brands in California.