2010 St. Supery "Dollarhide Ranches" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Dollarhide Estate (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) boasts knock-out aromas of blackberries, blueberries, licorice, subtle smoke and background oak. The wine shows tremendous intensity, richness and opulence. Another great wine, it, along with its siblings, indicates that this winery is performing on all cylinders at present. Exceptional richness, density and purity are found in this stunning 2010. It should age effortlessly for 15-20 years. Kudos to this estate for dramatically raising the quality level of their offerings. These are now among the more exciting wines being made in Napa Valley!
From the winery: "St. Supéry’s Dollarhide Estate Vineyard is planted with close to 500 acres of grape vines, leaving the more than 1,000 remaining acres to thrive in their natural state. Vineyard elevations ranging from 600 to 1,100 feet above sea level, 7 different soil series, 13 different soil variations and a unique mesoclimate combine at Dollarhide to create an especially accommodating growing environment. Napa Valley’s warm days and cool nights are slightly exaggerated at Dollarhide because of its elevation and its distance from the cooling effects of San Pablo Bay. This climate yields ripe, luscious, well-balanced grapes that produce well-balanced food wines."