The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Three Acre is racy, gorgeous and beautifully balanced. Dark raspberries, menthol and licorice are supported by firm yet well-integrated tannins. In this vintage, the Three Acre needs a few years for the tannins to soften. The energy, vibrancy and sheer appeal will prove to be totally irresistible once the wine comes together a bit more in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030.
Author: Antonio Galloni
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91
(15.1% alcohol; blended with 6% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc; 83% new French oak): Deep medium ruby. Aromatically pure, complex aromas of blackberry, blueberry, spices, herbs, licorice, leather and violet. Dense, sweet and rather oaky, with a superripe nutty note complicating the cassis and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes with very ripe, dusty, serious tannins and some obvious oak.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94
Notably firm and oaky, with a strong cedary presence, this is a powerful, vibrant expression of dark berry, spice, fresh earth, pepper and raspberry. Ends with gutsy, chewy tannins. Patience required.