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2010 Big Basin Odeon

  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 346973-2010-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    (a blend of cabernet sauvignon and syrah; aged in 60% new oak): Opaque ruby. Ripe black and blue fruits, tobacco and violet on the smoky, oak-spiced nose and in the mouth. Provides very good palate coverage and gains sweetness with air, picking up mocha and licorice qualities that expand on the sappy finish. Leading with its syrah right now and quite approachable.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
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  • Big Basin is sited on a 19th century vineyard plot that Bradley Brown discovered when he was surveying the property. He turned up redwood stakes arranged in a grid and found a grapevine growing into a tree. Once he realized the potential, he enlisted John Alban to recommend the best variety for the soils and exposure. The answer was Syrah. The Estate vineyard - Rattlesnake Rock - provides the Santa Cruz Mountain Syrah, and additional fruit is sourced from the highly-regarded Fairview Ranch in the Santa Lucia Highlands. A pinot is crafted from Banciforte Ridge, a cool climate Santa Cruz Mountain site. After a few very successful vintages, Big Basin is no longer "a quiet little secret." Yields are now "up" to 1.5 tons per acre.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 5 bottles owned
    • 4 collectors