J. Doran Vineyards

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Dec 06, 2012 at 11:59 pm
$38.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Big Papa

Today’s 2010 J Doran Cabernet Sauvignon, from our friend, winemaker Chris Doran, delivers a big, bold and decidedly delicious Napa Valley Cabernet experience.

This is a generous and under-priced wine that is showing well now - but will really continue to improve and evolve for the next several years.

Youthful and a little shy, at first, decant this wine for at least 30 minutes - or ‘beat it up’ by giving it a hearty bout of swirling, and you’ll be rewarded with a softer feel and more tender fruit flavors.

Dark and rich, we recommend pairing this wine with something sturdy, like a seared skirt steak in a bordelaise sauce with wild mushrooms.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Very deep, dark burgundy, and opaque from core to edge. After swirling, the glass becomes wine-stained with thick and slow-moving legs.

Smell:

Complex herbal notes, primarily of thyme and sage, leap from the glass. Notes of concentrated fruit overtones with a soft coating of rich currant. After you let the wine breathe, deeper layers of classic dark red fruit and sweet tobacco emerge.

Taste:

Initial notes of dark mixed berries, dusty bramble and dried cranberry. This youthful Cabernet is tight and compactly structured with a balanced acidity. As the wine begins to open up, undertones of tobacco and orchard fruits appear.

Finish:

Medium-long if enjoyed right out of the bottle. Decant the wine and the finish extends, offering up dark fruits that slowly yield to subtle graphite and dark spice.

Pairing:

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About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 06, 2012 at 11:59 pm
$38.00
Avg. Price
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