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2010 Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • msuwine wrote: 96 points

    July 4, 2020 - This rich and nuanced Cabernet is still going strong, having added another layer in the two years since I tasted it last (7/18 - 95 points.). Purple in color (with a brick tint) and medium in body (lighter than more recent MMs), the wine offers incredible aromas of boysenberry, graphite, leather, and rosemary, with a floral element (rose petal?) that overlays the wine. The flavors are integrated and complex, with notes of dried blueberry, leather, peppercorn, anise, and trail dust, followed by a silky finish that goes on and on. 14.5% alcohol. I believe this is the only MM that includes Georges III, though I understand other vineyards (LPV) were included as well. Drink in next few years - just magnificent.

  • msuwine wrote: 95 points

    July 26, 2018 - This rich and layered wine is a beautiful and enjoyable wine. For my palate, I prefer the wines a little younger (the 2013 MM is just awesome to me right now), but this is a graceful and ethereal wine. To me, this suggests that Memento - from the start - has made balanced and modern wines able to develop over time.

    Dark brick in color, medium in body, nose of graphite, plum, and dark gravel. Tastes of blueberry, raspberry, leather, and pine needles, with a whispy, almost smoky finish. 14.5% alcohol. This doesn’t have the power or density of the more recent vintages, but it shouldn’t after eight years. Decant about an hour.

    I tasted this at the same time as a 2010 Morlet Coeur de Valle (BTK), which came across as more dense and heavy. I thought the Morlet was more complicated, but the Memento was more ready - it had the ethereal and floral quality I hope for in a CA wine of this age. Bottom line, this is fantastic. 95+.

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  • Tcooper555 wrote: 91 points

    November 3, 2013 - Amazing wine - First year for Memento Mori and it just received a 91 Robert Parker rating

  • JJB007 Likes this wine: 89 points

    September 22, 2013 - very dry

  • timdrex wrote:

    July 24, 2013 - From Acme Fine Wines:
    Steve Job’s words are the inspiration to the founders of Memento Mori, friends Adriel Lares, Hayes Drumwright, and
    Adam Craun. Steve used the words Memento Mori to express “Remember you will die”. Here, it is interpreted in a more
    celebratory way – “Remember to live”. In other words, these guys believe that life is too short to not drink anything less
    than stellar wine. The friends began the project in 2007, tasting all over the valley before bringing on renowned grape
    grower Andy Beckstoffer, young winemaker Sam Kaplan, and consultant Nancy Duckhorn. The fruit for this first release wine is sourced from some of the valley’s top vineyards in Oakville, Saint Helena, and Rutherford. Aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak, the wine is full of dark red berries and violets with baking spices and a slight minerality. Plush with silky tannins, the vibrant red fruit and dark chocolate cascade across the palate with a never-ending finish. Drink now, or cellar for the next 5-10 years. As my dad would say, “Do what you love, love what you do. Live your life, drink great wine”. I might have added in that last bit!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Memento Mori
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • In Cellars 123 (59%)
  • Consumed 87 (41%)

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