2010 CT Barrel Project Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mtn/Rutherford Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • ikkaariainen Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 2, 2018 - A solid 90, maybe 91 pointer and this wine is now at it's peak - I doubt it will improve further with additional cellaring and time to put the other 4 bottles into the drinking rotation. A very good QPR wine at our original CT price and another great effort by wine maker Smig. With proper cellaring this has at least another 2-3 good years left. Dark purple to black with a hint of bricking in the periphery. Now very smooth, well integrated, balanced and remaining tannins very soft. Nose is soft and complex with a hint of smoke, underlying oak and notes of red currant and blueberry and with palate of underlying oak, blueberry and cassis with an increasingly earthy finish - on this bottle I did not get the spice notes that previous reviewers had referenced. Aftertaste very pleasant and medium length.

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