James Blake

2010 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley: St. Helena

Offer Expired:Nov 22, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$60.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Napa Valley Elite

Welcome to another Super Spy Sunday!

For today’s elite-level wine offering, you’ll enjoy over 50% off on this impressive wine from our friends at James Blake Wines. Today only - and only while it lasts - we have their James Blake 2010 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon from that famous 99 point earning 2010 vintage year. Very highly recommended!

By now you know how hard 2010 Napa Cabs are to find, and its getting harder every day. Today’s hand-crafted, small batch, artisan wine from the skilled hands of James Scheller and Blake Griffin is lush, bold, incredibly delicious - and a real bargain! This delightful wine is sure to impress both you and your guests.

Absolutely gorgeous and complex on the nose, with aromas of Blackberry jam, sweet tobacco leaf, black currant, violets, flinty mineral, mushroom, grilled fig, hard leather, cedar and toasty oak.

Deep and delicious on the palate, with layered flavors of blackberry jam, black cherry, violets, black currant, river rock, toasty oak, earth, soft spice, anise, dark chocolate, toast and subtle black pepper.

We can’t stress the high quality of this wine enough… or how quickly it will sell out. Hurry!

–Accolades–

“The 2010 James-Blake St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied wine that does great justice to the genuine quality of wines from the California Napa Valley. It is rich, supple, and ready to be enjoyed now but could easily be cellared for many years to come.

The bouquet of this wine is woody with smoky poplar and walnut woods with vanilla extract, oak, and cloves lingering near the back. The smoky character of the nose makes this wine perfect with cured or smoked meats. The wine is extremely fruit-forward, showing Santa Rosa Plum, Dried Bing Cherry with a touch of Berry with floral notes of lilac, jasmine, gardenia, and maple. Hints of citrus, Buddha’s Hand Fruit, Rose pedal, sandalwood, clove, and dried mango.

The palate of this unique and delicious wine comprises blackberry, dried fig, and date with a little Pine. Prune, soy, stone fruit, and a bit of plum dominate the mid-palate. The wine finishes with a uniquely special minerality of wet rocks, wet pavement, crushed oyster shell, and wet forest just after a heavy rain. The wine leaves you thirsting for more with flavors of fresh pink jasmine, earl grey tea, and huge tannins.

Drink now through 2025.” - 93 points - Hoby Wedler

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark garnet hues with perfect clarity through a slightly darker garnet heart. Round after round of tall, thin legs cascade down the glass after swirling.

Smell:

Blackberry jam, sweet tobacco leaf, black currant, violets, flinty mineral, mushroom, grilled fig, hard leather, cedar and toasty oak.

Taste:

Blackberry jam, black cherry, violets, black currant, river rock, toasty oak, earth, soft spice, anise, dark chocolate, toast and subtle black pepper.

Finish:

Incredibly elegant and very long, with every flavor tailing off slowly and in even proportion.

Pairing:

Enjoy this incredible wine with a bone-in ribeye served with roasted whipped potatoes, grilled carrots and chimichurri sauce.

What the Winery Says

Winemakers
James Scheller and Blake Griffin
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Composition
80% Cabernet Sauvignon – St Helena
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17% Merlot - Oakville
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3% Petite Verdot – Oakville
Vintage
2010
Appellation
Napa Valley, St. Helena
Abv
14.7%
pH
3.6
TA
.6
Brix
25.5
Aging
20 months
Barrels
French Oak
Production
273 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Nov 22, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$60.00
Avg. Price
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