World's End Good Times Bad Times Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
World's End Good Times Bad Times immediately stacks up to the top tier of To-Kalon producers in its premiere. With the number of wines that emanate from this vineyard, World's End like to think of it as the Clos de Vougeot of the Napa Valley. Made with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wine Enthusiast - "Brambly and spicy red and black fruit mark this mighty Cabernet, sourced from the famed To Kalon Vineyard in the heart of Oakville. Despite its name it offers only Good Times, a well-composed, unabashedly hedonistic taste of juicy ripe Napa fruit and overtly lush tannins."
James Suckling - "A soft, pretty cabernet with currant, berry and lemon-peel character. Full body with fine tannins and a fruity finish. Fresh and clean."
The Wine Advocate - "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Good Times, Bad Times from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard reveals a glorious floral nose of creme de cassis and cedar, sweet vanillin, rich, creamy, medium to full-bodied flavors, and nice spicebox.
Range:92+ Points "
International Wine Cellar - "Bright ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, blackberry, bitter chocolate, espresso, mocha and minerals, with notes of licorice pastille and violet emerging with air. Big, rich and mouthcoating but with serious acidity and menthol reserve keeping the wine's fruit under wraps today. This distinctly medicinal cabernet is clearly better than the 2009 version but will need time in bottle to resolve its slightly disjointed acidity and absorb its oak tannins. 91(+?) points"
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World's End Winery
Described by Robert Parker as a 'visionary, self-styled revolutionary' and the 'English winemaking guru,' Jonathan Maltus cut his teeth in the fine wine business during the 'garage revolution' in Saint Emilion, France during the 1990's. Chateau Teyssier, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru Estate, has expanded from 14 to 125 acres, into one of the main players of Saint Emilion (capturing three 5 Stars from Decanter with the 2010 vintage – including its flagship wine, Le Dôme). View all World's End Wines
About Napa Valley
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 lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review0 }div>Related ProductsFull bodied and firmly structured with rich, complex layers. This Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits aromas of black licorice, blackberries and plums. ...
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Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.