2010 Cabernet Sauvignon "Colonel's Vineyard"

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon "Colonel's Vineyard"

With the enviable position at the top of the property, The Colonel’s Vineyard is a small, 1 ¼ acre block planted to Cabernet Sauvignon. This pristine block has a gently sloping south-west exposure for even ripening of the fruit.

"The bouquet on the 2010 Colonel’s Vineyard cabernet is a superb blend of black cherries, sweet cassis, tobacco smoke, gentle herb tones, a superb base of soil and a fairly generous dose of well-done new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very svelte, with a lovely core of fruit, excellent focus and balance, plenty of ripe, youthful tannins and excellent length and grip on the classy and soil-driven finish. This is a chewy young wine that will need plenty of bottle age to allow the tannins to fall away, but its inherent elegance are already very much in evidence and this will be a lovely wine in the fullness of time. This is very fine juice that reminds me stylistically very much of the beautiful wines of Cathy Corison, with the differences of terroir between the Rutherford Bench and Chalk Hill of course, very much in evidence. A lovely young wine. 2021-2050."

93 Points - John Gilman, May/June 2013