2010 Antica Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with juicy plums, black cherries, mocha, spices and French oak, all of which come to life on a big, powerful frame. There is nothing subtle in this rich, intense Cabernet Sauvignon. A huge, juicy finish backed up by serious tannins and sweet floral notes rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. (AG)
The Antinori wine. Mid crimson. Really rather opulent; no doubts about playing to Napa's strengths here. Balsamic note and some dried herbs, but also a slew of ripe fruit. Good balance. Surprisingly forward. 17/20 points. Drink to 2020.
Vines between 11 and 21 years old at elevations up to 1800 feet on Antica's Atlas Peak estate were sourced for their 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Destemmed grapes were sorted individually and the vineyard lots were fermented separately in order to evaluate before bottling. The wine was aged in 40% new French oak for 15 months before final selection and bottling. From the winery: "The Antica Napa Valley 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is pure, rich, and structured. A style that showcases layers of rich flavors of ripe plum, blackberry and wild berry along with accents of mocha and espresso. The wine has firm tannins yet ends with an elegant, graceful presence."