2010 Buehler Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine & Spirits
Floral scents of violets brighten this wine's dark tones, lifting the bass notes of tannins and their generous dark-roast coffee character. it's full in the middle, lightening up in the finish, ready to pour with hanger steak.
A pretty, polished and tasty wine for drinking now. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s dry, full-bodied and smooth, with blackberry, currant, dark chocolate, green olive and oak flavors.
The Buehler Estate is situated in the mountains above Conn Valley and near the base of Howell Mountain, where the various rocky, high-draining soils are ideal for growing Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet in particular) with the structure to produce long-lived wines. Aiming for a more approachable style with their appellation Cabernet, the 2010 Napa bottling consists of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% estate fruit blended with fruit from top growers on the valley floor. Aged for eighteen months in a blend of French and American oak barrels, the integration of the structured mountain fruit with the ripe, fleshy fruit of the valley floor results in a balanced, flavorful Cabernet that shows dark fruit aromas and flavors, subtle creaminess from oak ageing, and fine tannins. Drink now through the next decade. Quoting Robert Parker: "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon...is a reasonably good value, which tells you how perverted prices have gotten in Northern California..." (10/2012)