The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Dollarhide Estate (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) boasts knock-out aromas of blackberries, blueberries, licorice, subtle smoke and background oak. The wine shows tremendous intensity, richness and opulence. Another great wine, it, along with its siblings, indicates that this winery is performing on all cylinders at present. Exceptional richness, density and purity are found in this stunning 2010. It should age effortlessly for 15-20 years.
I could not disagree more with the assessment dated 4/11/14... perhaps the reviewer prefers more fruit-forward reds? Fig, yes, but bland? Not at all. Perhaps it is overpriced, but that's Napa for ya! The blueberry and anise nose is so soothing, and the surprisingly oaky finish (not overly so, but enough to smack a little and add length to the finish. I also enjoyed the mildly unctious, dusty coffee hints that complemented this plum-heavy and smooth offering. Yum! Can't wait to see where this goes after sitting for another 8-10 years, hopefully the espresso isn't washed out. Here are the public notes from the winemaker: https://stsupery.com/uploads/tech_notes/2010-st-supery-dollarhide-estate-cab-tech-note.pdf
Self | Rating:
This Cabernet Sauvignon has deep, dark hues of purple and red. Aromas of blackberry and cassis combine with notes of molasses, mocha, coffee, vanillin oak and a dusty sense of terroir. Deep flavors continue with black currant and molasses, espresso, dark cocoa and structured notes of oak maturation. This is a rich wine with excellent depth and a tremendous frame, with complexities that will evolve with time. Winemaker, Michael Scholz
Self | Rating: 89
This wine is okay but nothing like Parker describes. It's got good fig flavors but is otherwise bland and vastly overpriced.