2010 The Vineyardist Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • VN 96
  • WA 95

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VN 96
Vinous, December 2012
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is the product of a very challenging harvest at The Vineyardist. The only way to achieve full ripeness during the cold 2010 season was to take yields way down, a full 50% of normal, which means... The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is the product of a very challenging harvest at The Vineyardist. The only way to achieve full ripeness during the cold 2010 season was to take yields way down, a full 50% of normal, which means less than one ton per acre of fruit. For that sacrifice, proprietors Dirk Fulton and Becky Kukkola were rewarded with an absolutely stunning wine that is easily one of the highlights of the year. Firm, refined and utterly impeccable, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts fabulous balance and class. Blackberry jam, mint and cassis are some of the many notes that emerge from this stunning Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2010 is going to be fascinating to follow over the coming years.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2013
95+ The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon may even eclipse the 2009, even though production was about half of what it was in 2009. This 2011-case, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from clones 337 and 7. Yields were a... 95+ The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon may even eclipse the 2009, even though production was about half of what it was in 2009. This 2011-case, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from clones 337 and 7. Yields were a ridiculously low, one ton of fruit per acre, and the wine was aged in 90% new French oak for 20 months. It seems to combine the best of a top northern Pauillac or St.-Estephe with the ripeness, richness and full-bodied splendor of a high elevation Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Broodingly backward at present, the 2010 will require some patience. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by aromas of pen ink, asphalt, charcoal embers and abundant blackberry and creme de cassis fruit. Some foresty, floral-like notes are also present in this full-bodied, intense wine with superb purity, a multidimensional mouthfeel and a terrific finish that lasts 40+ seconds. However, the tannins in the finish are noticeable, and the wine needs 3-5 years of cellaring. This treasure should be forgotten for 5 years and drunk over the following three decades. - Robert Parker
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork