2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon •Lancaster Estate
California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley
Today’s Lancaster Estate 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is a truly fantastic wine, dear Operatives!
On the nose, the wine leads with dark berry reduction, tart cherry, sweet tobacco, mocha, and blackberry out front. As it opens up - with some swirling or decanting - it reveals sweet Rainier cherry, bramble, twigs & stems, baking spice and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is abundant and powerful, with black cherry, dried violets, cassis, blackberry, cigar box, raspberry jam and alpine strawberry with hints of flint and graphite.
This Cabernet is Alexander Valley all the way. The wine is elegant, flavor-packed, terrior-driven and so very delicious.
If you’re a fan of Silver Oak’s Cabernet, please note that today’s Lancaster Estate 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is far superior.
Gorgeous dark ruby at the edges. Darker and slightly opaque at the heart.
Black cherry, dried violets, cassis, blackberry, cigar box, raspberry jam and alpine strawberry with hints of flint and graphite.
Dark berry reduction, tart cherry, sweet tobacco, mocha, and blackberry out front. Rainier cherry, bramble, twigs & stems, baking spice and dark chocolate follow after some decanting or swirling.
Exceptionally long with tart fruit giving way to sweet fruit, earth and spice elements. Fine tannins gradually spread throughout the palate, imparting upon the lips and cheeks a gentle dryness.
Agent Red says, “I’ll be having mine with hanger steak with wild mushrooms, marinated in a dry red wine sauce with rosemary, cracked pepper, and tarragon. Use the Lancaster if you’re feeling bold!”
What the Winery Says
- Jesse Katz
- Alexander Valley
- 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
- Titratable Acidity
- 6.3 g/L
- 19 Months months sur lie
- 100% new French oak
- Native yeasts are used for primary fermentation while secondary malolactic fermentation occurs naturally in barrel. Gently fined and bottled unfiltered.