Hand of God
2010 Fingerprint Series Red
Red Blend •Sobremesa Vineyard
Born of vineyards that touch the heavens, today’s 2010 Hand of God Fingerprint Series Red is an extraordinary wine that our tasting panel went absolutely crazy over. This superb wine receives our heartiest recommendation.
The Sobremesa Vineyard is positioned 3,445 feet above sea level in the shadows of the tree-barren Andes mountain range. Sobremesa is chock full of deep gravel beds, mixed with smaller fractions of clay, lime, sand and rocks with good structure and perfect water drainage. The varietals that grow here, thrive in this climate.
Today’s wine is aromatic, delicious, complex, bold and concentrated. It is the perfect wine for lovers of rich, extracted Cabernet or deep red blends. Enjoy this great wine - with one of the longest finishes we’ve experienced in a wine - all on its own or with a great variety of complex food pairings.
Tasting Notes - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
“The 2010 Fingerprint Series Red Blend…has a very ripe, glossy bouquet that is loaded with glycerine. Notes of sloes, kirsch and fresh dates all vie for attention, combining to create a heady and attention grabbing bouquet. The palate is viscous on the entry. The tannins are bold but fine and support the multi-layered black fruit laced with dark chocolate, black pepper and a touch of sage. The texture is silky smooth, while the finish is impressive in terms of its composure and delineation, with a sprinkle of white pepper lingering on the aftertaste. Drink 2014-2020.”
Dark and foreboding with a deep and inky heart of darkest purple.
Dark and intense with concentrated black fruit of braised plum, blackberry and grilled mission fig, with floral black tea, Virginia tobacco leaf, hard dried leather and a hint of ground pepper.
Very plush on the palate, with intense flavors of ripest black cherry, blackberry and black currant. Dark chocolate, leather and tobacco add to the complexity of this bold wine.
Plush and firm with long-lingering black fruit flavors.
This big wine demands to be paired with something big, like a grilled t-bone steak, a loaded baked potato and broccoli rabe.
What the Winery Says
- Santiago Achával
- Malbec-Syrah-Petit Verdot
- Uco Valley
- Vineyard Designation
- Sobremesa Vineyard
- 20 months
- 50% new French oak