Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Walla Walla Valley, Washington

WINEMAKER NOTES

The best Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the very best vineyard blocks, crafted using the best techniques. Then put into the best barrel program. Finally, the best of the best Cabernet Sauvignon wine is selected to carry the Basel Cellars Reserve designation.

Dark, brooding, with red and black fruits, mocha, minerals and oak. Silky and concentrated with dark berry and mineral flavors. Perfectly balanced and structured. Elegant and savory with a long finish.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Vintage: 2010
Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley, Washington
Vineyards: Double River Ranch
Oak: 22 months in 100% French, 65% New, 35% Neutral
Alcohol: 13.9%
Production: 50 cases

OTHER VINTAGES AVAILABLE
2008 2009 2010 2010R 2011 2012

PAIRING

  • Beef
  • Veal
  • Charcuterie

ACCOLADES

Stephen Tanzer’s IWC Nov/Dec 2014 – 92+ POINTS. “Bright dark red. Brooding, slightly medicinal aromas are nonetheless riper than those of the 2010 Merriment blend, offering red and black fruits, mocha, minerals and sexy oak tones. Silky and concentrated without any impression of weight, with the dark berry and mineral flavors showing terrific definition and floral lift but coming across as youthfully austere today owing to the wine’s very firm acid/tannin spine. Elegantly styled, savory and very long on the finish, with beautifully coated tannins. This slowly evolving 2010 should be at its best between about 2017 and 2025.”
San Francisco Chronicle 2015 – GOLD