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2010 Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District
- Napa Valley
- Spring Mountain District
Community Tasting Notes 25
December 4, 2016 - Drank with Sunday dinner, a thick Chateaubriand, roasted brussels sprouts and roasted potatoes. This is pretty tough and tannic, and the nose was pretty subdued, although I may be off from a recent illness. (Probably ought to swirl and sniff some nebbiolo and PN to see how shut down I am.) The palate, where I've had less trouble lately, was also pretty devoid of fruit. Some sloes, some blackberry leaf, but not very generous. I'm not looking for a ParkerPoints wine here, but I'd like something a little more forthcoming and balanced. Clean wine with decent acid. My nostalgia for the old Yverdon vineyard is probably quashed by this wine.1 person found this helpful Comment
srshane Likes this wine: (92 points)
July 23, 2016 - Drinking exceptionally well now. A little sediment to watch out for. Balanced tannins and acids, good black fruit, still have some more to mature but unlikely to get better from here.
Corkaybe Likes this wine: (91 points)
January 23, 2016 - P&Ped just over two years since trying the previous bottle. That time worked wonders. The edges I recall from last time were all but gone and completely disappeared after a short time. Great nose. Nice balance from the full fruit to the easy tannins. Happy to have two more of these. I hope to see what another year does.
Wine_in_HD wrote: (90 points)
October 17, 2015 - Pretty average, not that complex, but also at a pretty good price point, so I'm not complaining.
SanderB wrote: (91 points)
October 8, 2015 - Solid black fruit, currant nose. Took a while to open, then we have more dark fruit, with plums and black cherry. Heavy glycerol on the mid, settles into a sustained finish with a woodsy, grassy overtone.
Pro Reviews 2
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)
(Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Spring Mountain District) Subscribe to see review text.
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
- UPC Codes 894024000012, 894024000029
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 409 (57%)
- Consumed 307 (43%)
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