Cabernet SauvignonVintage: 2010
Appellation: Napa Valley, California
Vineyard Locations: Burgess Estate Vineyards, Western & Eastern slopes of Howell Mountain
Grape Variety: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
Alcohol 14.5%; pH 3.73; T.A. 0.62 100% Malolactic Fermentation
Harvest Notes: A lighter crop than usual due to a midsummer heat wave.
The Burgess Cellars’ hillside vineyards are on the steep slopes of Howell Mountain. The various exposures result in grapes that complement one another and build a complex, delicious wine. Soils range from volcanic ash to rocky marine sediments, this, combined with mature vines and skilled wine making give us a complex and elegant wine. The wine shows off dense Cabernet Sauvignon character accented with vanilla, balancing spices and toasty oak from traditional barrel aging.
92 pts. Steve Heimoff; Wine Enthusiast: June 2014