2010 Cakebread Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa represents an attractive blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. This fruity, still grapy 2010 is nicely concentrated with lots of cassis and plum notes. Medium to full-bodied, pure, juicy, sexy and alluring, it will clearly age for 15 or more years despite its early appeal. (RP)
Tilts toward the herbal side of Cabernet, with dill, cedar, dried berry, sage and loamy earth notes. Well-balanced and moderately rich, this ends with a clean, pure finish and fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2022.
From the winery's tasting note: "Beautifully balanced and richly textured on the palate, its concentrated black cherry, wild berry, cassis and mocha flavors are supported by supple tannins and extend into a long, chocolate-y finish. The product of a cool growing season, this rich, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon is delicious now, but will develop greater nuance with another 5-7 years of cellaring."