The color or this wine is intensely red with an iridescent violet hue. Aromas are of freshly-picked cassis berries and dark black raspberry, with background notes of roasted espresso beans and clove. Velvety tannins give the wine a plush, extravagant feel on the palate. The structure is certainly firm enough to provide for 10 to 15 years of aging, yet simultaneously has the gentleness needed for instant gratification. Fresh, well-integrated oak, cassis and black raspberry are present throughout the lingering finish.
A strong effort from a Yountville vineyard known as the Sleeping Lady, the well-made, medium to full-bodied 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of creme de cassis, mulberries and dark cherries. With sweet tannin, subtle wood and foresty undertones, this attractive, complex, Bordeaux-styled Cabernet should drink well for 15-20 years.