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2010 Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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The 2010 Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful wine that captures the pure expression of our unique terroir here at Lancaster Estate. It is a blend of all five of the red Bordeaux varietals we have planted on our volcanic hillside slopes, with fruit coming from seventeen lots on eleven different estate blocks.

Tasting Notes
The wine has an intense, deep color with rich aromas of dark chocolate, raspberries, and violets. The tannins are refined and polished giving the wine amazing structure and depth that keeps gaining power as it moves across your pallet. Black berries, cherries, coffee and vanilla that are finely strung together by a distinct minerality seem to come straight from the soil, complementing the tannin and giving way to a long, beautiful finish.
Ratings
92 Points92 Points - Robert Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate
“The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is much more polished than the 2009 tasted alongside it. Asphalt, smoke, tobacco, licrocie and tar all flow as this sumptuous Cabernet shows off its sexy, undeniably appealing personality. Hints of mocha and espresso add a resonant warmth that is hugely attractive. The tannins are firm but seamlessly balanced. There is a lot to like in the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, starting with the wine's sheer class”

94 Points94 Points & Publisher's Pick - The Tasting Panel Magazine

Winemaker Notes
The 2010 Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful wine that captures the pure expression of our unique terroir here at Lancaster Estate. It is a blend of all five of the red Bordeaux varietals we have planted on our volcanic hillside slopes, with fruit coming from seventeen lots on eleven different estate blocks. This wine should be decanted when young, and should age for 15+ years.
Other Notes
79% Cabernet Sauvignon
12% Merlot
6% Malbec
2% Petit Verdot
1% Cabernet Franc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Acid
Titratable Acidity: 6.3 g/L
pH
3.74
Aging
19 Months
100% French oak
Several coopers including Darnajou, Taransaud, Demptos, Ermitage, Saury, Bel Air and Sylvain
Fermentation
Native yeasts are used for primary fermentation while secondary malolactic fermentation occurs naturally in barrel. Gently fined and bottled unfiltered.
Alcohol %
14.70
Production Notes
The 2010 growing season began with a cold spring peppered with early season rains and turned into a summer defined by morning fog. This relatively cool growing season was hit by an extreme three-day heat wave in August that brought temperatures of up to 116 °F. Because of the devastation caused by the heat, we spent many painstaking hours in the vineyard passing through certain blocks up to 19 times (4 additional times than in a normal year), to thin the damaged fruit and keep only the pristine clusters and berries. While we were left with significantly lower tonnage, the fruit that we harvested showcased amazing concentration and purity. The overall cooler season allowed the fruit a longer hang-time on the vines, enabling it to ripen very slowly, develop more complex flavors, and still maintain its bright acidity.

The 2010 was aged 19 months in 100% French oak. We chose barrels from several coopers including Darnajou, Taransaud, Demptos, Ermitage, Saury, Bel Air and Sylvain. 70% of the barrels were new and all were coopered using a combination of Medium, Medium Plus, Medium Long, and Heavy toast levels to provide optimal integration and balance.
Production
2,972 cases produced. Released October 2013.