Cabernet Sauvignon Viking Vineyard Reserve 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
92+ points. Wine Advocate, Robert Parker Jr
begins with a welcoming cedar-cigar box bouquet, saturated flavors of black currants and mocha with a violet lift
Medium to full-bodied, balanced and very fresh on the palate, with firm underling tannin. A rich spice cake character lingers on in the layered finish with a sense of vibrant berry fruitiness, accented by graphite minerality and restrained sweetness
pan seared venison filet w/ green peppercorn sauce, porcini-gorgonzola burgers w/glazed onions
Drink now through 2020.
The 2010 vintage produced a classic elegant style of Cabernet for Adelaida, given the combination of crisp mountain fruit and the cooler growing season. The Reserve designation represents a fruit selection from mostly, the upper ridge tops of the vineyard, with its better sun exposure, leaner soils and smaller berry size. The wine benefited from a long maturation in new oak barrels, medium toast Taransaud, Vicard and Bel Air.