Gold Medal 2014 California Cabernet Shootout!
This single vineyard designate is a display of Old World wine making techniques and some of the best fruit grown in Napa Valley! The Reverence Ranch vineyard in Coombsville, California (Southeastern Napa Valley) yielded a nearly perfect vintage in 2010 and AuburnJames has made the most of the precious 5 tons of fruit that were harvested several hours after midnight on that early October morning. The supple tannins are courtesy of the whole berry fermentation that took place over 19 days in two large French oak fermenters. A perfect acid balance gives this big California Cabernet the ability to support a cascade of flavors that will continue to delight your palate over the coming years.
The 2010 Reverence Ranch Coombsville Cabernet is a smooth bright ruby colored wine that is drinking very well now and expected to be remembered as one of AuburnJames' greats! Aromas of sweet dark berries, smoke, leather and vanilla greet you followed by layers of complex flavors. Baked blueberry, black licorice, and leather are followed by subtle spicy cloves, currants, and an earthy smoky bacon.
This style may nudge you to finally book that trip to Bordeaux that you have been contemplating now and again. Just know that we now have the best of both worlds right here at AuburnJames and for the price of that plane ticket, you could cellar a few cases of this wonderful Napa Valley Cab! Cheers!