Mission Codename Best in Class
Because of the formidable 99 point score given to the 2010 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon vintage, finding a wine from that vintage can be a formidable task. Who better to approach than Formidable Winery, who have crafted an incredibly delicious, lush and complex Cab from this decade-busting vintage.
This dark, but super fragrant wine starts with softly smoky black cherry in the lead. A rush of aromas follow on, including blackberry, black currant, strawberry jam, licorice, Mission fig, dried cranberry, dark spice and a hint of black pepper.
On the palate you will find blackberry, black cherry and crème de cassis, quickly joined by black truffle, earth, pan seared cherry, sweet spice, oak and cracked pepper. The finish is ultra long, with all flavors fading slowly and in equal proportion. At the very end, a hint of piquant black pepper makes the mouth water.
This beauty deserves a pairing that is worthy of its elegance and power, like a good steak!
What the Winery Says
2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Derek Rohlffs
- Napa Valley
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 50% new French oak