Carte Blanche 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa - Robert Parker 94 Points

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Carte Blanche 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

The 2010 Carte Blanche Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reflects vineyard selections from both Oakville’s valley floor and Calistoga’s rocky hillside. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reveals the delicate balance of ripe dark fruits, plush velvety tannins from Beckstoffer’s Missouri Hopper Vineyard, and savory notes, structure and minerality from the McBride Vineyard. McBride’s 10% Petite Verdot provides a brooding base note, depth and nuance. With each harvest, we will blend the finest fruit from each block utilizing our Bordeaux varietals to complete our signature Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose reveals ripe, dark fruits of blackberry and cassis with background hints of black cherry, mocha and molasses. On the palate, the texture is silky and the attack reveals the deep core of the wine. Velvety tannins showcase black currant, cassis, dried herbs and graphite with high notes of black cherry. Bittersweet chocolate, asphalt and tobacco linger on the finish. Ample structure of fine grain tannins will allow for cellar aging.

Robert Parker 94 Points:
Another powerful, young wine, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is incredibly dense and virtually impenetrable. Blue and black fruit, grilled herbs, licorice, new leather, menthol and tobacco flow through to an incisive finish layered with graphite and crushed rocks. Today, the 2010 is cool and implosive, suggesting it needs at least another few years to come together. The addition of 10% Petit Verdot seems to give the wine some of its brooding personality. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028. '

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  • Vintage: 2010
  • Winery: Carte Blanche