RustRidge Winery

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Feb 13, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$48.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Ranch Life

Legendary winemaker Kent Rosenblum has been making ripe and delicious red wines from RustRidge’s Chiles Valley vineyard and ranch for many years under his former namesake winery. A warm Napa Valley sub-region that’s affected by Lake Berryessa, the fruit achieves excellent ripeness while maintaining varietal precision. Their 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a dandy, but they only made 175 cases, so you need to act now. It’s young and tasty now, but has a nice decade of life ahead of it.

2010 Napa Valley Cabernet is the best vintage on record in more than a decade. Wine Spectator Magazine loved this vintage so much that they awarded it a stratospheric 99 points - making most 2010 Napa Cabs a very highly recommended buy opportunity.

Classic Napa Valley character at the ever-so-reasonable price of only $35.99 - 25% savings!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark, opaque.

Smell:

Cassis, cedar, oak toast, licorice, leather, dust.

Taste:

Plush blackcurrant flecked with cedar, dusty earth, anise, and toast. Great, pure Cabernet Sauvignon flavors.

Finish:

Smoothly polished and balanced. Even with Kent Rosenblum at the winemaking helm, a notoriously big ripeness player, the alcohol is a modest 13.8% and seems like it could be more like Bordeaux at times than California. There’s nothing wrong with that!

Pairing:

It’s so hard not to want a perfectly assembled burger grilled on charcoal, a tri-tip, or something meaty along those lines. Cabernet just plays so nicely with those main proteins.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Kent Rosenblum
Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Source
RustRidge Ranch and Winery Estate, Chiles Valley AVA, Napa Valley
Total Production
165 cases
Aging
19 months
Barrels
25% new French & American Oak
Alcohol Content
13.8%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 13, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$48.00
Avg. Price
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