A big, classic St. Helena Cabernet, the powerful 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Bergfeld possesses a glorious bouquet of creme de cassis and kirsch, layers of fruit and power, wonderful purity and a long, full-bodied, voluptuous finish. This is another dazzling Cabernet Sauvignon from proprietress Kathryn Hall that should age for 20-25 years.
Drink Dates: 2013-2038
Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91
(15.6% alcohol; 65% new oak): Medium red-ruby. Redcurrant, tobacco, mocha and a hint of cola on the expressive, slightly high-toned, oaky nose. Plush, round and fine-grained, with very sweet, creamy flavors of currant, sassafras, chocolate and spicy oak. A bit aggressive but open-knit; the smooth tannins will not get in the way of early drinking.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93
Pleasantly earthy, dense and concentrated, with a tight core of dark berry, cedar, tobacco leaf and dried herb, tilting toward extracted tannins on the finish.