The Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford is rich, sophisticated and earthy, with concentrated dark berry and cassis aromas, beautifully balanced flavors of dried fruit and currants, and ripe, evolved tannins expressive of Rutherford dust. Its long, smooth finish marries rich fruit with savory, toasted oak tones.
"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Layers of dark red fruit, sweet tobacco, menthol, licorice and spices come together in an expressive Cabernet Sauvignon with plenty of personality. Dollops of Petite Sirah, Syrah and ZInfandel - not usually seen in Cabernet-based blends - add an intriguing dimension of aromatic complexity and softness for a young wine. I would prefer to drink the 2010 sooner rather than later, while the rich, mouthfilling fruit is on full display, even if the firm 2010 tannins could use another year to soften"
Vinous / Antonio Galloni