An astounding 4.34 out of five — with 111 perfect 5-star reviews!
Our first offer of the 2010 Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve would make for one of the fastest sellouts in WineAccess history. 100 cases disappeared in just a few hours on a cold Monday morning. Much of the West Coast was shut out. A few months later, Todd Anderson agreed to a second allocation, and it was much the same. Since then, 230 buyers have weighed in. The average rating? A whopping 4.34 out of five — with 111 perfect 5-star reviews!
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate called Napa’s 2010 Cabernet “epic,” describing the top wines as “utterly brilliant, with deep colors, precise fruit, ripe tannins and expressive aromatics.” Todd Anderson, who has been crafting brilliant, age-worthy, estate-grown Reserves at his Conn Valley stronghold for three decades, called his massive 2010 “the purest, most elegant Cabernet Sauvignon in Conn Valley’s history.”
Parker’s one-time protégé, Antonio Galloni, wholeheartedly agreed. “The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve is fabulous,” he wrote. “It is also the best of the 2010s at the estate.” In earlier reviews, Galloni described “layers of blue and black fruit, smoke, tobacco and licorice, all woven together beautifully,” and the “creamy, layered finish laced with expressive blue and black fruits.”
Tasting the wine a year later, it was still “firing on all cylinders,” concluding “a huge, explosive finish rounds things out in style,” and slapped on the 95-point score that had every distributor in the country banging down Todd Anderson’s door.
Of course, any smart Napa Valley producer will tell you that when an epic vintage aligns on a hefty score, it’s best to sock away CASES and to fill out the Library. Why? Markups on Library wines are typically 25% above the release price. That extra 25% can make up the difference in years when Mother Nature unleashes her wrath — years like 1998, 2000, and 2011 in Napa Valley when success depended upon where your vineyards were planted, and when you picked.
The 2010 Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Estate made for a terrifically concentrated “Reserve” that’s still drinking beautifully today — Galloni suggests it won’t hit its peak until sometime in 2032. When Todd called us last week, offering one more shot at his gorgeously chiseled 2010, we pounced. Moved by our loyalty and wanting to reward WineAccess members who’ve snatched up every Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet we’ve offered, Todd offered us another 50 cases of his 2010 Estate Reserve.
If you missed out four years ago, today is redemption day. Drop by the winery and pay $95 per bottle. Or, click the “Buy” button now, and sit back as you re-read the confirmation email in your inbox that says you only paid a jaw-dropping $60 per bottle for one of the greatest Library Releases in WineAccess history. Shipping included on 4. You make the call.
Conn Valley Cabs are some of my all time favorites. Lots of fruit ,complexity and a smooth velvety finish. You would be hard pressed to find a better value than this one. This is a world class wine from a world class producer.
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Anderson Conn Valley is always consistent and have been to the winery and truly fantastic wines and winemaking. Great deal on this wine
Beautiful! But five years can't pass fast enough to get to this one again ... it will be spectacular! A little tight right now, but you can tell it will be a monster~
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Anderson's Conn Valley wines are always excellent - full flavor profile, smooth finish with 6+ years of bottle age or more, and very reasonably priced.
Gave it a ton of air, probably more than it needed (24 hrs). Comparing against the 2008, which is outstanding, this leaves quite a bit to be desired, as it is a bit thin and acidic in the mid-to-finish, particularly lacking on a deep finish. Great nose and the velvety mouthfeel that seems to be the Anderson Cab gimmick, so there's definitely some hope that there could be some integration forthcoming, but for now, it is just a normal QPR vs its normal position as Napa cab QPR leader.
Not great for the price point. Only drank 3 bottles so far but none of them were what I was expecting. The 2013 bottles I had were much much better.
Another winner. Full bodied and the flavor lasts and lasts.
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