Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2010
For over 10 years the Waterstone Cabernet continues to wow us every vintage. Mother Nature framed the 2010 growing season producing one of the most exquisite vintages in many years. Extremely well-established hillside vineyards are the foundation for the wine. As you no doubt already know, the primary fruit source is so exclusive we're not allowed to divulge the origin (western Oakville Benchlands). This well-pedigreed best buy is our recommendation as your must have Napa Cabernet for the home. Pro tip: Buy it by the case. Overall tonnage was off by as much as 20%, so supplies will dry up sooner than we'd like. Tasting notes: With its Bordeaux-like presence, this wine is deep, rich, and lingering. Firm, integrated tannins frame the concentrated, dark fruit (currant, black cherry, wild berry, plum.) Toasty oak and an earthy edge add to the wine's great complexity.
Attractive in the glass. Some oaky bouquet, some leathery, soil aromas. Initial palate sensation is that this is a fairly light Cab. Flavors are primarily earthy. Tannin sneaks up on you. Since the initial impression is that the wine is watery, the fact that after a couple tastes, there is a lot of around-the-edges-of-the-tonge dryness comes as a bit of a surprise. Slightly sour on the finish. US$19.99 at Hi Time in Costa Mesa.
External Reviews for Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Showing an opaque garnet core with a brighter red rim. A classic cabernet nose that opens with some air showing cassis black cherry and tobacco leaf with black berry & plum. It shows a medium to full-bodied weight with ripe black fruits herbs and pain grille wrapped in soft well rounded sweet tannins that give the wine length and great texture. The acidity slips in nicely holding everything together and keeping the flavors fresh. Great right now with a little bit of air and should hold nicely for the next 5 years. Geoffrey Binder.
With its Bordeaux-like presence, this wine is deep, rich, and lingering. Firm, integrated tannins frame the concentrated, dark fruit (currant, black cherry, wild berry, plum.) Toasty oak and an earthy edge add to the wine's great complexity. - WineryVarietal Composition:88% Cabernet Sauvignon11% Merlot1% Cabernet FrancAlcohol: 14.5%TA: 0.64 g/100mlpH: 3.62