2010 CT Barrel Project Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mtn/Rutherford Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2020 (Edit)
CT88.7 21 reviews
Label borrowed from 2011
Label borrowed from 2011
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • MarkMich wrote:

    October 6, 2019 - Drank from Mag. Everyone enjoyed but did not take notes as it was a large party.

  • fingers Likes this wine:

    January 30, 2019 - Might be at the crest of the hill and I don’t see more upside. Sure was good while it lasted.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Bob in NC Likes this wine: 87 points

    November 9, 2018 - Was quite fruity when first opened. We let sit in the frig (vinovac) for a few days and became quite enjoyable. This has been our consistent experience with this vintage, it needs to be opened than sit for a couple few days.

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  • 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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  • fingers Likes this wine:

    June 23, 2018 - Another year gone by and #11 of 12 is drinking better than ever.
    Thanks again, Dave. 4+11+16+8= 89

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer CT Barrel Project
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Howell Mtn/Rutherford Blend
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 158 (47%)
  • Consumed 174 (52%)

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