2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
California: Napa Valley
Today, we’re proud to present our Wine Intrigue Award Winner for Operative’s Choice: Top 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
By now you know just how special a vintage 2010 was for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine Spectator Magazine’s Editor in Chief, James Laube gave the entire 2010 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon a decades-high 99 points, along with a very strong buy recommendation.
2010s are becoming increasingly difficult to come by and we’ve had the good fortune to have sold some greats in 2017. Of all of the 2010s we’ve sold, today’s RustRidge Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley was the hands-down favorite of our Operatives across the country.
Grab some while you can. We’re not sure how many more of this miracle vintage we’ll come across.
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