Gorgeous aromas of kirsch liqueur, crushed blue/black berries and graphite are framed with sweet toasty oak. On the palate dense texture and perfectly rich fruit (Rutherford and Oakville) contrasts nicely with the fresh impact of mountain minerality (Atlas Peak). Crushed plum, violets and white flowers vie for attention all supported by ripe, mouth-coating tannins. Superb length and penetrating fruit are focused and intense with tremendous persistence and balance.
STYLE: Full, Smooth
FLAVORS: Blackberry, Blueberry, Graphite, Oak, Plum, Tannins
Lot 400 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon combines wines from a great high-end producer with legendary vineyard sources in Oakville and Rutherford and wines from our own grapes-to-bottle programs from Stagecoach Vineyard on Atlas Peak and the Palisades Vineyard in Calistoga. The result is a stunning wine that combines fruit from some of the best vineyards in Napa Valley to create an uber-cuvee that, for me, is the archetype of great Napa Valley Cabernet. While Lot 400 is certainly a candidate for your cellar, it will be a worthy accompaniment to your table now.
SF Wine Competition:
WEDNESDAY, JAN 16 2013
DOUBLE GOLD - Lot 400 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon