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2010 Kuleto Estate Villa Vista Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Kuleto Estate Villa Vista Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 007268
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$960.00
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Our 2010 “Villa Vista” pumps out an amazing volume of exotic red fruits and flowers (red currants and passion flower).

Winemaker Notes
Wine lots and barrels selected for our “Villa Vista” Cabernet Sauvignon don’t necessarily come from a particular spot on the estate (à la Vineyard Designate), but rather share common flavor and structural attributes that showcase bright red fruit and a balance of sweet and savory spice aromas. Our 2010 “Villa Vista” pumps out an amazing volume of exotic red fruits and flowers (red currants and passion flower). It enters the mouth sweetly and arcs over the mid-palate with laser-like acidity. It’s still very much in its infancy due to minimal racking to preserve the aromatics. Decant it for several hours and enjoy with any braised meats.
Other Notes
90% Cabernet Sauvignon
4% Cabernet Franc
3% Petit Verdot
3% Syrah
last three co-fermented with Cabernet Sauvignon at harvest
Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
6.4 g/L
pH
3.63
Aging
26 months
40% new French oak, racked twice
Alcohol %
14.50%
Production Notes
The growing season in 2010 was the coolest on our estate since its inception in 1999. Compared to the weather data for 1998 and 1997, it was still the coolest in recent history. Lucky for us at Kuleto Estate, we have plenty of sunshine despite the lack of heat. The majority of our vineyard blocks lie above the fog-line, so even if Napa Valley is socked in, our vines enjoy the first sun of the day. What does a cool vintage mean for a mountain-top vineyard? It means wines that strongly express their varietal character, have tremendous natural acidity for length of mouth-feel and aging, and modest finished alcohols. Whenever you hear that the Valley has suffered a cold or damp vintage, look to the mountains (particularly on the east side) for exceptional wines.
Production
348 cases produced