2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

NAPA VALLEY
$110.00 per bottle   /   $93.50 club price
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This is a dense wine with loads of black fruit at its core. Toasty French oak beautifully balances the well-focused aromas and flavors of blackberry and black cherry. Ripe, velvety tannins coat the mouth and mellow into a velvety, lingering finish. Enjoy this wine through 2025.

 

WINEMAKER NOTES

Whitehall Lane has produced a Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon every year since 1984. The fruit, pri- marily grown in the Rutherford and St. Helena appellations, was designated as ‘Reserve’ by wine- maker, Dean Sylvester. The 2010 vintage is primarily a blend of the winery’s Fawn Park Vineyard and Leonardini Vineyard fruit. The small amounts of Malbec and Petit Verdot add color, depth and complexity to this classic offering. The wine was aged in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels for 24 months.

THE VINTAGE

2010 was a cool growing year in Napa Valley. It created an extended ripening period that was excellent for flavor development. The Cabernet Sauvignon fruit ripened slowly and evenly from May through the end of September. The grapes were then harvested from the middle of October to the end of October when the grapes displayed a wonderful balance between sweet ripeness and a refined structure.

WINE FACTS

Appellation: Napa Valley

Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec

Alcohol: 14.4%