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2010 Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon The Ark Vineyard Napa Valley
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95(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013

(15.5% alcohol):  Good dark red.  Pure sex appeal on the nose, with black raspberry, licorice, menthol and mineral aromas buoyed by a violet quality.  Like liquid velvet on the palate; a great, sweet fruit bomb with a positively three-dimensional texture.  Dark berry flavors are complicated by a saline element and lifted by sneaky underlying minerality.  The finish is lightly saline and endless, with ripe tannins totally buffered by the wine's voluptuous texture.  My sample gained in firmness with 48 hours in the recorked bottle without losing any of its verve, a very good sign for its likely aging curve.

98+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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