2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
California: Napa Valley
Welcome to the Wine Spies Intrigue Awards for 2015! Each year we recognize our most popular and sought-after wines from the previous year - while giving our Operatives one final chance to secure some of the winning wines for themselves.
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Today’s Rustridge 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is our Wine Spies 2015 Intrigue Awards winner for Best Hidden Gem.
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 an ever-so-reasonable price with 31% savings!
Cassis, cedar, oak toast, licorice, leather, dust.
Plush blackcurrant flecked with cedar, dusty earth, anise, and toast. Great, pure Cabernet Sauvignon flavors.
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!
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
- Kent Rosenblum
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vineyard Source
- RustRidge Ranch and Winery Estate, Chiles Valley AVA, Napa Valley
- Total Production
- 165 cases
- 19 months
- 25% new French & American Oak
- Alcohol Content