2010 DON THOMAS Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 DON THOMAS Cabernet Sauvignon
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*94 Points, Wine Spectator*
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  • 94 Points, Wine Spectator – "Amazingly complex and refined, tuned to a mix of red and dark berry that’s elegant and graceful without sacrificing Cabernet’s power and torque. Ends with classic Bourdeaux-like cedar and cigar box touches, gliding along with fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028." - James Laube
  • 93 Points, James Suckling - "Best red from here with ripe-fruit, caramel, spice and coffee character. It's full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long finish. Needs a year or two to come together."
  • 93 Points/ Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast Magazine - “The vineyard is in Rutherford, and this 100% Cabernet does show the dusty tannins for which the commune is known. It’s also very ripe and exuberant, with tiers of black and red cherry pie, currant and oak flavors, as well as a delicious, earthy note of green olives.  Forward now, but should gain in the bottle of over the next 10 years.” - Steve Heimoff
  • 92 Points, The Wine Advocate - “Grilled herbs, incense, tobacco and smoke are some of the notes that emerge as the estate’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Don Thomas Vineyard shows off its intense personality. The Don Thomas is another wine that needs time for the tannins to start melting away a bit. Although a bit of a brute today, I sense plenty of potential for the future. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025." - Antonio Galloni
  • 91 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine - “A round Rutherford Cabernet with scents of tobacco and cedar, this has lithe tannins that fatten the fruit and texture.  It’s more cushioned than detailed, but a pleasure to drink, especially in the company of rare filet mignon."
  • Napa Valley Vintners/ St Helena Star Tasting Panel – Top Napa Valley Cabernets – “Iconic, Collectible Cabernets.” “This wine provides a wallop of fresh oak flavors. It is a wine to age; let maturity add some subtly to its powerful force.” - Catherine Seda
Wine Specs
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford, Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Don Thomas Vineyard
5.5 g/L
21 months in 60-gallon Allier and Center of France French oak barrels
Residual Sugar
0.4 g/L
Alcohol %
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
At every point throughout the life of this limited release wine, special consideration was given to showcase the unique terroir of this exceptional vineyard. This wine shows exceptional character with notes of classic "Rutherford Dust", tobacco, smoke and grilled herbs. This wine will age well, with its best years still ahead.
Vineyard Notes
Don Thomas Vineyard is nested in the rolling hills that define the Western border of Rutherford in the Napa Valley.
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