2010 "Trinity" Red Wine
California: Napa Valley
By now you know how fabulous the 2010 vintage was in the Napa Valley. Wine Spectator’s James Laube awarded this mystical vintage a decade-high 99 points.
Earlier this year, we featured the incredible Godspeed Vineyards 2010 Mt. Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet, That wine received some of the best feedback from our Operatives.
Today, we are very proud to feature the flavor-packed, juicy and elegant Godspeed Vineyards 2010 “Trinity” Red Wine. This wine took our tasting panel by storm, with each and every panelist requesting some of this wine for their own cellars.
If there is any left after today’s sale, they can have it… but you get first dibs!
A rush of fragrant bliss greets you on the nose, with aromas of sweet black cherry jam, blackberry, cherry bark, cherry tobacco, blueberry preserve, spice box, bramble, vanilla and sweet toasted oak.
This wine bursts with goodness, spreading flavors all across the palate of blackberry juice, raspberry, blueberry jam, licorice, graphite, cedar, sweet spice, chocolate covered blackberry, sweet oak and cracked peppercorn.
Godspeed is a craft grower in the much lauded Mount Veeder Appellation of the Napa Valley. Most of their fruit is sold to other wineries that make wines from their gorgeous fruit. Sbragia Family Vineyards makes a fantastic $95 Cab from Godspeed grapes.
Winemaker Ed Sbragia (who is also Winemaker Emeritus for Beringer) said, “It’s no secret that we love mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and year after year the fruit from Mt. Veeder’s Godspeed Vineyard justifies my passion. There’s an intensity and concentration to the grapes that practically jumps out of the crusher, and with careful handling this intensity translates to a wine of enormous depth and richness.”
The Godspeed vineyard is the project of Larry Stricker and family. The vineyard sits atop Mt. Veeder, At 1,500 feet elevation. This picturesque vineyard is an exemplary place for growing classic Napa Valley mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard, which was planted in 1987, is planted on a collection of steep hillsides with volcanic soils. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines that snake across the hillside slopes produce small clusters of deeply concentrated grapes.
This wine will continue to age gracefully for the next 5 to 10 years.
Remember, 2010 Napa Cabs and Cabernet blends like this wine are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Ones this good are downright hard.
Deep and inky dark purple, with dark garnet edges.
Sweet black cherry jam, blackberry, cherry bark, cherry tobacco, blueberry preserve, spice box, bramble, vanilla and sweet toasted oak.
Blackberry juice, raspberry, blueberry jam, licorice, graphite, cedar, sweet spice, chocolate covered blackberry, sweet oak and cracked peppercorn.
Sweet flavors are first to hit the palate. These are followed by earthy elements, spice and ultimately cracked pepper. Flavors last for a very long time, before fading to a softly chewy, plush dryness.
This is a very very food friendly wine. Pair with everything from grilled meats, to roast chicken, backyard BBQ or even your favorite Italian dishes.
What the Winery Says
- Larry Stricker
- Red Wine
- 42% Cabernet Sauvignon from Godspeed Vineyards, Mt Veeder
- 33% Syrah from Monticello Vineyards, Oak Knoll
- 25% Malbec from Godspeed Vineyards, Mt Veeder
- Napa Valley
- Harvest date
- Nov 10, 2010
- 36 months
- French oak
- Bottling date
- Nov 12, 2013
- 350 cases