Formidable Wines

2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Sep 26, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
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Mission Briefing

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!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Darkest garnet, with a lovely ring of crimson at the very edge of the glass.

Smell:

Super fragrant, 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.

Taste:

Blackberry, black cherry and crème de cassis, black truffle, earth, pan seared cherry, sweet spice, oak and cracked pepper.

Finish:

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.

Pairing:

This beauty deserves a pairing that is worthy of its elegance and power. You might be inclined toward a filet mignon, but we’d go for something more flavorful, like a bone-in Rib eye or a dry aged NY strip.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Derek Rohlffs
Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2010
Abv
14.3%
Barrels
50% new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Sep 26, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price
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