Alioto Pier Vineyards

2010 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley: Rutherford

Offer Expired:Feb 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$70.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

A long walk

Today’s wine is a very special treat, Operative!

Wines from the 99 point 2010 Napa Cabernet Vintage are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Wines like today’s Alioto Pier Vineyards 2010 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon are nearly impossible to find.

Today’s wine is classy and elegant, with powerful fruit, plush tannins and a gorgeous nose that’ll have you inhaling this wine for a long spell, before you finally succumb to its charms - and take a mind-blowingly delicious sip.

Incredibly aromatic, with spiced blackberry, black cherry, strawberry tobacco, dried fall leaves, spice box, dark oak, dark chocolate, espresso bean, dark spice and cracked peppercorn.

On the palate, this wine is dark and sensuous, with flavors of stewed blackberry, plum preserve, black cherry, grilled plum, grilled fig, tobacco, spice, bramble, dark spice and a hint of pencil shavings.

Alioto Pier planted their small Rutherford vineyard in 1995. The wines that hail from this single, private vineyard located in the Rutherford AVA are highly allocated and very difficult to find.

But, we’re spies, so we know where to look for the prized wines that we feature. Don’t miss out on this very impressive wine.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep and inky, reminiscent of blackberry juice, with dark garnet edging. Heavy in the glass, settling quickly after swirling.

Smell:

Spiced blackberry, black cherry, strawberry tobacco, dried fall leaves, spice box, dark oak, dark chocolate, espresso bean, dark spice and cracked peppercorn.

Taste:

Stewed blackberry, plum preserve, black cherry, grilled plum, grilled fig, tobacco, spice, bramble, dark spice and a hint of pencil shavings.

Finish:

Soft and elegant on entry, then softly grippy as plush tannins drive a a softly spreading dryness across the palate.

Pairing:

Enjoy this big wine with a nice thick steak, a pot roast or your favorite Italian dish.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Jason Ball
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2010
Appellation
Rutherford, Napa Valley
Clone/Rootstock
7 on 110R
Abv
16.3%
pH
3.82
TA
5.1 g/L
Harvest date
Oct 18, 2010
Aging
36 months
Barrels
100% French oak
Production
150 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$70.00
Avg. Price
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