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2010 Roy Estate Proprietary Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 90 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 252135-2010-750-3A

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$115.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    (71% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot and 3% petit verdot): Bright medium ruby. Aromas of blueberry, coffee, mocha, truffle and chocolate show a slightly porty quality. Fat, smooth and lush in the mouth, offering immediate accessibility. The truffley element carries through on the palate. This nicely rich, layered blend finishes with dusty tannins and good length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2010 Proprietary Red (71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot) exhibits lots of dusty, loamy soil notes and a strong minerality in its masculine, dense, medium to full-bodied style with relatively elevated tannins. This big, backstrapping, loaded red requires another 3-4 years of bottle age. It should continue to evolve for 15-20 years.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2036
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2020-2020
    Author: Aylward Justin
Charles and Shirley Roy began their life as vintners in 1999 when they moved to Napa from the East Coast. They asked the noted viticulturist Helen Turley to develop their 17-acre Soda Canyon site, and planted it to the Bordeaux varieties Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Under the direction of winemaker Philippe Melka, the winery produces a Proprietary Red and Cabernet Sauvignon. Production is small at less than 300 cases for each wine.

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

  • 63 bottles owned
  • 9 collectors