J. Doran Vineyards
2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
Chris' Big Boy
Is there such thing as the terroir of the winemaker?
What can we say about winemaker Chris Doran? Well, in addition to making fantastic wines, Chris is one heck of an incredibly nice guy! Which, we believe, contributes to the quality of his wines.
Today’s J. Doran Vineyards 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a youthful wine that is ready to drink now. It will also continue to improve over the next several years, so please be sure to add a few extra bottles to your cart. At today’s price, this budget-friendly Napa Cab represents a terrific value.
Enjoy this big wine with an equally hearty meal, like a grilled steak or a nice fatty prime rib.
Inky, nearly perfectly opaque midnight scarlet at its core, with just a hint of ruby fringe at the edge of the glass.
Complex and aromatic, with reduced dark fruit of sweet plum and blackberry. These dark fruits mingle with roasted fennel, fresh spring garden, coffee bean, a touch of cigar box, allspice, nutmeg, and cracked black peppercorn.
Bold, yet very well rounded, with dark fruit notes of boysenberry, blackberry, and black currant balanced by sweet tobacco leaf, berry bramble, cedarwood, dark chocolate, sage, and a touch of herbal black tea.
Smooth, silky, and absolutely lovely, this wine is well balanced and well structured, with velvety tannins and just a touch of acidity.
A Provencal herb dry rubbed New York Strip, grilled to perfection.
What the Winery Says
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines from the southern block of the Yountville Vineyard have produced a classic Yountville Appellation wine. Immediately noticeable in the glass are the soaring aromas of crème de cassis, warm saddle leather, slate-like minerality and subtle notes of tightly grained French oak. True to its vintage roots, the palate is powerful and concentrated yet also displays a measure of grace and an amazing mouthfeel. Blackberry and other briary fruit notes glide across the palate while carrying hints of camphor, dark chocolate, cedar and sandalwood.
- Chris Doran
- Napa Valley, California
- Fruit Variety
- 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
- 19 months in French oak
- Case Production
- 50 cases
About the Winery
J. Doran Vineyards is a boutique regional producer of quality, hand crafted artisan wines. Started in 2004 by Christopher Doran, J. Doran wines is an example of how “one small thing can lead to another”. We create great quality wines that you want to share with friends and family, blending great quality and a relaxed flavor and feel, perfect for enjoying with a great meal or a great time.
Located in the historic Napa Valley, J. Doran Vineyards creates regional flavor while using the premium grapes and quality winemaking skills found only in the California Napa Valley wine country.
Winemaker Christopher Doran
Chris began making wine with Domenico Winery in San Carlos, CA. To gain more technical knowledge Chris attended UC Davis’s Small Vineyard Management program. He also needed more hands on experience and went to work as an intern at Myriad Cellars, Rivers Marie and Kobalt wineries. Using those invaluable experiences, Chris channeled what he learned into J. Doran Vineyards and today makes artisan, high quality, hand-crafted, small-batch wines.