2010 Ovid Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
abv 16.8%
  • 98 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 279370-2010

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    Sweet dark cherries and plums are some of the notes that explode from the 2010 Ovid. An utterly vivid, breathtaking wine, the 2010 impresses for its incredible balance and overall sense of harmony. Flowers of all sorts, sage and rosemary develop in the glass, adding tons of complexity. Today the 2010 is a little reticent next to the decidedly more exuberant 2009, which is quite typical of wines from Pritchard Hill at this stage in the evolution of these vintages. Power, pure vibrancy and intensity are the hallmarks of the 2010. This is another stunning wine from the team at Ovid. I can't wait to see how the 2010 develops in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030.
    Drink Dates: 2018-2030
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    (a blend of 63% cabernet sauvignon, 30% cabernet franc, 5% merlot and 2% petit verdot; aged in 80% new oak): Deep ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of currant, mocha, smoke and roasted nuts. Wonderfully silky and plush but not at all overly sweet, showing good restraint and spicy definition to the very concentrated flavors of currant, tobacco and brown spices. The very long, subtle finish shows mellow, burnished tannins and noteworthy reserve. Very impressive, and impeccably balanced from day one.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A mix of power and restraint, this gushes with dark and red berry fruit, along with red and black licorice, gaining depth and smoothing out, showing its mettle on the finish, where the flavors are tapered, focused and long. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2025
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Mcaz

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 180 bottles owned
  • 64 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 64 collectors)