2010 Reserve Coombsville Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon •Maroon Vineyard
California: Coombsville (Napa)
Today’s limited-release Maroon Wines 2010 Reserve Coombsville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blew the socks off our recent tasting panel. Lush, robust, and deeply layered, today’s wine is a near-perfect representation of a Reserve Napa Cab.
Today’s wine is best decanted and given a chance to breathe. Once it opens, this wine will you greet you with classic dark fruit, hints of terroir, and fantastic structure. This structure lends itself to many years of cellaring potential - we recommend trying a bottle now and cellaring the rest for years to come.
At 50% off, and coming from a 99 Point Vintage, today’s wine is one to stock up on!
Super dark, foreboding scarlet at its core, with only a hint of a lighter ruby at the fringe.
Bold and concentrated aromas of dark plum and blackberry greet you initially and are quickly trailed by sweet tobacco leaf, coffee bean, black peppercorn, and a hint of lavender.
Beautifully well rounded on the palate, with dark fruit flavors of reduced blackberry, black currant, and black cherry delicately laid overtop saddle leather, espresso bean, toasted oak, dark baking spices, pomegranate black tea, and a touch of violet.
After decanting, the wine is incredibly supple and smooth, with fantastic structure and balance. Well suited to many years of cellaring.
Perfectly grilled filet mignon, served medium rare with roasted root vegetables and golden mashed potatoes.
What the Winery Says
Our 2010 Maroon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from our home vineyard in the Coombsville District of Napa Valley on October 20, 2010. It is a little cooler in the southern end of the valley, and we benefit from this by being able to ripen the grapes slowly and evenly. This wine was aged in French oak barrels for 30 months before bottling.
The wine has rich, alluring aromas of dark fruit and balanced oak. On the palate, the wine is bold, showing dark fruit flavors, nicely balanced with rich and creamy oak tones. The finish is long and lingering.
- Paul Maroon
- Coombsville, Napa Valley, California
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 30 months in French oak
About the Winery
Maroon Wines was founded by Paul Maroon in 2008. The focus of Maroon is usually on single varietal, single vineyard wines and their philosophy is to introduce as little winemaking manipulation as possible from the vineyard to the bottle.
Along with their “estate” vineyard, Maroon sources from a variety of premium vineyards in the valley and hand crafts a number of very small production wines from vineyard sources that may change from year to year. These wines are often only made available to their wine club and a select few others, like The Wine Spies.
The focus of Maroon is usually on single varietal, single vineyard wines. Winemaker Paul Maroon’s philosophy is to introduce as little winemaking manipulation as possible from the vineyard to the bottle.
Winemaker Paul Maroon
Paul Maroon became interested in winemaking over 40 years ago while as a young man helping his uncle make wine in Pennsylvania. After earning a college degree on the East Coast he came to California for his MBA. In the back of his mind he always knew that, for him, Napa Valley was the place to be.
Paul visited as often as possible throughout the years and finally, in 2000, looking to return to this agricultural roots, he realized his dream and relocated to the Napa Valley. He purchased property just north of the city of Napa and there he began his life as a vintner and has been growing grapes and making fine wines ever since.
For ten years Paul had a lucrative contract with Joseph Phelps to sell them the Cabernet Sauvignon from his Coombsville vineyard. These grapes were used in their Insignia blend. Before the contract ended, Paul made under two barrels of wine for himself and realized the quality of fruit his vineyard could achieve as a single varietal, single vineyard wine. As a result, his first commercial vintage of Maroon Wines came two years later in 2008.