2010 2-4-6 Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
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As evidenced by today’s delicious offering, 2010 is shaping up to be a brilliant year for California Cabernet Sauvignon.
Our friends at Peterson Winery gave us special early access to their 2010 2-4-6 Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine so-named for its limited 246 case production. From its generous nose to the lush palate, this wine really embodies the essence of Dry Creek Valley Cabernet.
In the 6 years that we’ve been showcasing their wines, Peterson Winery has become one of our very favorites. In fact, it is difficult to find a winery whom we have featured with more frequency. Fred Peterson (grower) and Jamie Peterson (Fred’s son and winemaker) make a formidable team, crafting wines that are so consistently delicious and superb.
Drinking beautifully, now, we’d also recommend that you hold a few bottles for the next several years. This wine will continue to improve and evolve. Decant today’s delicious Cabernet for optimal results.
Dark and foreboding with beautiful dark cherry juice hues. A weightiness in the glass gives clues to what is to come on the palate.
Quintessential Cabernet with cassis, leather, plum, dried herbs, steeped Bing cherry, cola, oak and soft cedar notes.
Flavors almost perfectly mirror the nose, with the added delightful flavors of blackberry and blueberry compote.
Exceptionally long with plush tannin and pronounced juicy, dark fruits that slowly give way to subtle spice.
This wine begs to be paired with a bone-in ribeye syteak with a dollop of bleu cheese. Serve on a sizzling plate and you’ll be the hero of the evening.