Feast It Forward
2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
We absolutely adore today’s Feast It Forward 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In fact, our tasting panel was so impressed that a couple of members laid claim to several cases immediately after our tasting. But there’s even more to today’s wine than its scrumptious flavor profile…
When we think of Napa red wines, one of the first wines that pops into our heads is Joseph Phelps Insignia. It’s truly a delicious wine - with a price tag to match (upwards of $200). Well, we discovered that today’s wine is produced from the very same grapes, at just 1/4 of the price!
So now the choice is yours: 1 bottle or 4 of the same Cabernet grapes. Choose wisely!
A deep, dark spiced-rhubarb pie red.
Lofty aromatics of juicy fruit and fresh floral tones create a beautiful nose on today’s wine. Dark cherry and blackberry join rose petals, tobacco leaf, dried summer earth, and just a touch of fresh rosemary and California bay leaf.
Refined, elegant, and incredibly yummy, today’s wine nails the fresh herbal element that Napa Cab lovers crave. Juicy fruit, dried summer earth, the aforementioned herbs, and dark spices combine to hit all the right notes for serious Cab lovers.
Smooth and supple, today’s wine is very well balanced, with tremendous structure and a delightful ‘pop’ of acidity.
Grilled lamb chops, prepared with a dry rub of sage, garlic, and mustard seed.
What the Winery Says
With Founding Vintner Katie Hamilton Shaffer’s winery having been acquired last November (Toolbox Wine Co.), she couldn’t help but get back into Wine Making! Sourcing grapes from her friend and grower Paul Maroon, Katie’s goal was to make a memorable wine called FEAST – and we think it over delivers! With only 200 cases produced FEAST exudes nice fruit aromas, a rich mid-palate and well-balanced acidity with a medium length finish – a style Katie is proud to achieve. This boutique wine displays ample berry fruit and toasty vanilla notes which were achieved from the different oak selections. On the back finish you’ll find chocolate and hints of cassis, playing well with the rich berry structure. With the nice balanced acidity FEAST should age gracefully for the next 4+ years. This 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was blended from a selection of French and American oak lots, adding a small 5% of Cabernet Franc for a richer backbone and finish, and well-balanced texture… RAISE a glass and Feast it Forward!
- Katie Hamilton Shaffer
- Napa Valley
- Fruit Variety
- 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
- Aged in French and American oak
- 200 cases produced
About the Winery
Feast it Forward™ is a culinary & wine media network that goes beyond the usual plate-and-bottle content, as well as the finest handcrafted products, to help fund charitable giving and promote “living a philanthropic life”. Food & wine enthusiasts (coined as “Foodies & Winos”) learn about charitable giving through culinary and wine related episodic video content and crafted handmade products. Chefs and vintners open up their homes for intimate tastings and gourmet fare for a behind the scenes experience from the Provence of America, Napa Valley” – this behind the scenes look is truly “beyond the bottle.” From farm to table, vineyard to harvest to cellar, there are many faces to which these stories come together. “Feast it Forward” will allow viewers to be a part of the journey; Join us to RAISE a glass, awareness and funds!