J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Dark perfumed aromas of boysenberry and plum combine with cocoa, vanilla cream, and tobacco. The palate is bold, complex and fruitful. Loganberry and black cherry mingle with Earl Grey tea and dark chocolate, and are seamlessly brought together with fine grain tannins that sustain a long and luxurious finish.
Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec
"The J. Davies 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon brings together a juicy, generous expression of fruit allied to the underlying structure of the vintage. A beautifully balanced, totally harmonious wine, the 2010 stands out for its impeccable balance. All the elements are simply in the right place. Wild flowers, mint and sweet herbs ring out on the vibrant, beautifully delineated finish."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Delivers a beam of firm, rich blackberry, featuring floral scents and notes of mineral and graphite. The lively finish shows a measure of finesse and polish, with gripping tannins."
"Dark red. Good lift to the perfumed aromas of redcurrant, cassis, licorice and herbs. Sweet on entry, then tight in the middle, with a firm spine of acidity blocking the wine's sweetness today. Hints of dark chocolate and tobacco in a Bordeaux way. Finishes firm, dry and persistent. A bit denser than the 2009 version."
International Wine Cellar
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In 1965, Jamie and Jack Davies acquired the historic Schramsberg estate and began producing, as Jack said, America's most prestigious, select, admired champagne - chosen for special guests, special gifts, pampering one's self and expressing one's taste in unique products.
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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...
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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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