93 points - Wine Spectator
Offers a note of spicy, toasty oak, unfolding to reveal a firm yet graceful mix of loamy earth, dried currant, cedar and herb details. Gains momentum and length. A textbook Oakville Cabernet. - J.L.
92 points, Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate
The deep ruby/purple-colored 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville exhibits more floral notes (acacia flowers) intermixed with blueberries, black
currants and hints of vanillin as well as Christmas spices. Round, velvety tannins and a full-bodied mouthfeel make for an approachable and impressively well-made Cabernet Sauvignon. It should drink well for 15 or more years.
92 points, Wine Enthusiast
"This 100% Cab shows Oakville’s firm tannins, balanced acids and dryness, as well as its black currant and cassis flavors, in a wine of great elegance and sophistication. It doesn’t seem
like an ager, but it sure is deliciously fancy to drink over the next few years with your favorite Cabernet-friendly fare.” -S.H.
A resplendent bouquet of fresh plum, dark currant and
bramble berry, shrouded with tones of sweet cedar, charred oak and faint tobacco
leaf emanates from the glass in this dark garnet wine. Mirroring the nose, the full,
exuberant palate floods with juicy blackberry, supple black raspberry and black cherry
fruit, graced by whispers of chocolate pie
crust, brown butter and toast. A marvel
of structure and grace, the wine finishes strong, supported by muscular tannins and
2010 Petit Verdot
2010 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon