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2010 Kongsgaard Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2013

(Kongsgaard blends 10% merlot into his cabs):  Deep red, more saturated than the 2011.  Sweeter and more open on the nose, offering complex scents of black raspberry, brown sugar, truffle and underbrush.  Rich, sweet and lush, but with lovely minerality energizing the flavors of blueberry and brown spices.  The slowly building finish shows serious, youthfully sullen tannins that will require at least several years of bottle aging.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
94+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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