The 2010 offers incredible depth of aromas and flavors of blackberry and cassis fruit, violets, anise, sage, smoky cedar-wood embers, tobacco , vanilla bean and minerals. Aged in 100% new French Oak for 22 months, it is a blend from two of our family owned vineyards. It is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon from Galitzine Vineyard and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon from Palengat Vineyard for additional complexity and aromatic lift. This wine is a wonderful example of Galitzine Vineyard terrior, showing what can be accomplished in the Red Mountain A.V.A.
"Even more concentrated, structured and dense than the Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard (99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot all from the Red Mountain AVA) delivers an incredible array of black currant, dark chocolate, cedar, tobacco and assorted spring flower-like nuances that give way to a massively concentrated, tannic and structured 2010 that has brilliant mid-palate depth, integrated acidity and a pure, detailed and energetic texture that carries through the finish."
The Wine Advocate
"Good deep ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, cassis and coffee are complicated by sexy dark-chocolatey oak. Fat, lush, sweet and outsized, showing an almost port-like quality to its dark fruit, licorice and graphite flavors. More open-knit and Right Bank in style than the winery's flagship cabernet; today this is almost too big for the mouth. But with its immediate sex appeal, suave dusting of ripe, pliant tannins, and outstanding breadth and length, this wine may out-pleasure the cabernet for the seven or eight years."
International Wine Cellar