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Sullivan Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Napa Valley 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very fine layered aromas of violets, mint, integrated wood spice, black currants and a very fine hint of bell pepper greets the nose. Tight and reticent in the mouth, this does show great balance and good freshness to the fruit with the oak playing a lovely supporting role but the wine remains rather tightly coiled on the palate. The balance is great and with air this gains more depth and richness on the back palate and through the tight, dusty finish. There’s real depth and promise here, I would not prefer this tonight but it has everything and everything in balance to really develop into something special. Elegant and polished, it’s a little hot which detracts from it a bit but it’s still lovely. 93pts

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Sullivan Vineyards:
Arriving in the Napa Valley in 1972, Jim and JoAnna Sullivan purchased property in Rutherford, which sits in the heart of the Napa Valley. They came with a vision: to meld art and wine, specifically wines that reflect the beautiful and unique terroir. Jim Sullivan, a graphic designer, had formerly worked on projects for the Monkees and other 60's rockbands, Dick Clark Productions, and Clymer Bo... Read more
Arriving in the Napa Valley in 1972, Jim and JoAnna Sullivan purchased property in Rutherford, which sits in the heart of the Napa Valley. They came with a vision: to meld art and wine, specifically wines that reflect the beautiful and unique terroir. Jim Sullivan, a graphic designer, had formerly worked on projects for the Monkees and other 60's rockbands, Dick Clark Productions, and Clymer Books. Jim used his artistic skills as a graphic designer to create a label for Sullivan Vineyards and his innate talent to create a home for his family and make exceptional wine. The Sullivan home and winery were designed by renowned architect John Marsh Davis, designer of such reputed wineries as Rutherford Hill, Joseph Phelps, and Chateau Souverain. Creativity and perfection in all realms of living is what the Sullivans' strive for. We don't stop when we put the brush down, but continue throughout our lives, in winemaking, cooking, in friendships. It creates a mystical essence. That's what we are about. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Sullivan Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,787
4.50 5
01/14/2014

Very fine layered aromas of violets, mint, integrated wood spice, black currants and a very fine hint of bell pepper greets the nose. Tight and reticent in the mouth, this does show great balance and good freshness to the fruit with the oak playing a lovely supporting role but the wine remains rather tightly coiled on the palate. The balance is great and with air this gains more depth and richness on the back palate and through the tight, dusty finish. There’s real depth and promise here, I would not prefer this tonight but it has everything and everything in balance to really develop into something special. Elegant and polished, it’s a little hot which detracts from it a bit but it’s still lovely. 93pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,787
4.70 5
01/14/2014

Four and a half glasses




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