Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cuvee State Lane Vineyard (100% Cabernet Sauvignon; 13.5% alcohol, identical to 2009) is a tightly knit, rich, dense, Bordeaux-inspired effort with a cooler climate mouthfeel as well as hints of bouquet garni, black currants, white chocolate, cassis and spicy oak. Some serious tannins kick in in the finish, so forget it for 3-4 years and drink it over the following two decades. I expect my rating may look conservative in 5-6 years.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89Dense, detailed and tannic, with a core of dried berry, cedar, tobacco leaf and dried herb, finishing with a mix of crushed rock and loamy earth.Author: James Laube
Rating: 94(13.5% alcohol; 100% cabernet sauvignon): Sexy, cool nose offers black fruits, graphite minerality, espresso and bitter chocolate; an essence of cabernet sauvignon. Wonderfully perfumed and pure in the mouth, with sharply defined flavors of blueberry, cassis, bitter chocolate and licorice pastille. Finishes with substantial but very suave tannins and terrific length. Like a hypothetical blend of St. Julien and Margaux. - Stephen Tanzer
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 64 bottles owned
- 18 collectors