ERA Napa Valley 2010
About This Wine
Color: dark ruby, mashed strawberry and cherry with hints of bright red on the rim
On the nose: intense aromas of cedar, clove, cinnamon, black currant, cigar box, tea leaf, blueberry and cassis, lingering on clay, minerals, lavender and raspberry
On the palate: velvety entrance evolving on fresh red fruit like raspberry, cranberry and cherry, lingering on blue fruit with fig, fresh plum, violet and lavender
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot
"In 2010, Napa Valley had a season with lower than average temperatures. Altogether, 2010 was a very cool vintage with high levels of natural acidity which protect fragile aromas and give a great backbone to the wine. The growing season allowed the aromatics to be more subtle and fresh because the grapes were not burned by heat. Consequently, ERA is a well-balanced wine with a higher acidity and lower alcohol levels, with the extraction of great Napa Valley terroir."