The 2010 Carte Blanche Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reflects vineyard selections from both Oakville’s valley floor and Calistoga’s rocky hillside. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reveals the delicate balance of ripe dark fruits, plush velvety tannins from Beckstoffer’s Missouri Hopper Vineyard, and savory notes, structure and minerality from the McBride Vineyard. McBride’s 10% Petite Verdot provides a brooding base note, depth and nuance. With each harvest, we will blend the finest fruit from each block
utilizing our Bordeaux varietals to complete our signature Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose reveals ripe, dark fruits of blackberry and cassis with background hints of black cherry, mocha and molasses. On the palate, the texture is silky and the attack reveals the deep core of the wine. Velvety tannins showcase black currant, cassis, dried herbs and graphite with high notes of black cherry. Bittersweet chocolate, asphalt and tobacco linger on the finish. Ample structure of fine grain tannins will allow for cellar aging.
400 cases produced | WA94