Delectus French Wedding Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Front Label
Delectus French Wedding Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Front Label

Delectus French Wedding Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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750ML / 14.8% ABV
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750ML / 14.8% ABV

Winemaker Notes

This is a bold expression of hillside Cabernet, with a dark iridescent violet-hued red color. Complex aromas of cassis, tobacco leaf, cedar, and espresso, are coupled with a monlithic structure of high-quality tannins that is built to last for decades. A long, lingering finish evokes forest floor and classic Cabernet flavors.

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WE 90
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If you like the soft, sweet, oaky style of extremely ripe fruit, this Cabernet is for you. It's incredibly rich in blackberries, cherries, chocolate and oak. As sweet as it tastes, the finish is dry.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The impressive 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon French Wedding offers plenty of black currant and licorice notes intermixed with hints of background oak and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, nicely textured and rich, it is a classic Cabernet to drink over the next decade or more.

All of these Cabernets came in between 14.8 and 15.4 percent alcohol. The Merlot achieved an astounding 15.9% alcohol. None of these reds is the least bit hot.

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Delectus, California
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In 1995, Linda and Gerhard Reisacher set out to produce big and expressive red wines from select vineyards throughout Napa Valley, showcasing the unique terroir of various sites while patiently checking out land that would ultimately become the home of their estate vineyards. The name Delectus, Latin for “The Ultimate Choice’, was inspired by a trip to Italy where Linda and Gerhard were moved by Michelangelo’s David.

Over the years Delectus wines have garnered many accolades and a devoted and loyal following. In 2005, Linda and Gerhard’s dream of owning a vineyard estate came true with the purchase of 112 acres overlooking Knights Valley, only 40 acres of which are plantable due to slope limitations. The elevations of this majestic property vary from 1200 to 2200 feet and it has expansive and breathtaking views of Mount St. Helena, Diamond Mountain and on a clear day, the beautiful Pacific Ocean. By purchasing this land and planting their own vineyards (in 2006) they gain greater control over the fruit, secure a consistent grape source, and are able to ensure highest quality from beginning to the end of each growing season. Currently they have 18 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. They take extraordinary steps with farming practices to respect the natural beauty and history of the property by preserving the natural terrain.

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A small and picturesque valley separating Napa Valley on its south border and Alexander Valley to its north, Knights Valley excels in similar varieties as the two aforementioned appellations, namely red Bordeaux varieties and blends, as well as Sauvignon blanc. Originally established by Beringer Vineyards, today several outstanding producers claim acreage here. The circadian cooling effects of the nearby Pacific Ocean create a nighttime respite for vineyards during the hot growing season.

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.

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