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2010 Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District
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Community Tasting Notes 19
Trolson wrote: (89 points)
July 21, 2014 - Very smooth and a bit green. Should be lovely after some aging.
La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: (90 points)
July 18, 2014 - Deep-to-opaque crimson/ruby, this Spring Mountain Cabernet shows restraint but reveals enough intensity to divulge the fact that it is indeed derived from mountain fruit. Minerals, black currants, dried herbs and spice aromas are followed by similar flavors on the full-bodied palate. Freshly acidic and with substantial chewy tannins, the wine manages to seamlessly integrate its alcohol (14.1%) while at the same time carrying the flavors through the middle. Although lengthy, the finish carries substantial tannic grip. I would recommend ageing this wine for a couple of years in order to let the tannins finish their quarrel with the fruit. Thereafter, it should provide pleasure for at least another decade. Drink 2016-2026.
Zesser wrote: (88 points)
July 15, 2014 - I had some hopes for this wine as the vintage, location, and producer have the qualities I look for. As they say, you only have one impression though. The wine is strikingly thin and immediately noticeable before you have a chance to judge its character. However, if you can get past the fact there is no body to the wine, there is some decent fruit with a bit of Spring Mountain fruit spice mixed in but not overly complex. Some tannin in the back, more austere than young with a slight presence of acidity. A tepid bottle for me but the start to the wine probably influenced my thoughts.
bluegoose wrote: (89 points)
June 22, 2014 - Decent fruit for the price, smooth mid palate, but I didn't care for the finish. The finish is fairly short and lacks the strong/deep cab finish that I prefer. 85% cab, 8% merlot, 4% cab franc, and 3% petit verdot.
jcasey555 Likes this wine: (90 points)
May 11, 2014 - Opened nicely after decanting through a Vinturi. The oak became subdued and the fruit came through. Good value.
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2014, Issue #174 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
8/15/2013 (link) 88 points
(Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District) Very dark ruby color; oak, berry, baked black fruit nose; soft, baked black fruit, oak, berry, loam palate; medium finish (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot; 16 mos in oak, 20% new)
- Vintage 2010
- Type Red
- Producer Terra Valentine
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Spring Mountain District
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 464 (76%)
- Consumed 143 (24%)