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2010 Vine Hill Ranch VHR Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 371437-2010

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    This has the makings of a great classic from Napa Valley. There is lots of structure as well as deep, concentrated, rich fruit, a heady perfume of black currants, licorice, spring flowers and toasty oak, a full-bodied, powerful, well-delineated style, and terrific purity as well as aging potential. Still young and tightly wound, but loaded, this 2010 will benefit from a few years of bottle age, and should keep for 20+ years. Kudos to Vine Hill Ranch.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Combines a tight core of focused berry with a measure of opulence and finesse, delivering tiers of blackberry, mocha, crushed rock and jazzy oak. Ends with firm, gripping tannins, giving the flavors traction.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Good full ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of crushed blackberry, cassis, licorice, violet and crushed rock. Densely packed but remarkably light on its feet, with lightly peppery acidity giving a taut texture and outstanding verve to its dark fruit, expensive oak and saline mineral flavors. Really insidious, urgent intensity without any heaviness. Wonderfully complex and expressive wine, with an explosively long, slowly mounting finish that saturates the palate with suave tannins and a powerful impression of extract. This delicious, exciting cabernet, made by Francoise Peschon, long-time winemaker and still consultant at Araujo Estate, is built to age. The 2009 release was superb but this one is at a more exalted level. This site in the western hills of Oakville is also the source of Bond's Vecina bottling.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: Doug

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

  • 159 bottles owned
  • 38 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 38 collectors)