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Inspiration Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Inspiration Vineyards

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, CA


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With a case (12 bottle) order, receive all bottles signed by the winemaker/owner AND receive an interactive SKYPE wine tasting. Invite your friends over and virtually "taste" with Jon Philips, winemaker.
Tasting Notes:

Jon Philips built Inspiration Vineyards from the ground up and his passion comes through in his wines. In the case of this Cabernet Sauvignon, he strives for a premium, artisanal, French-style Bordeaux. Focusing on the Medoc region, this vintage shows deeper tannin and structure than previous vintages.

The lower alcohol, relative to most California Cabernet Sauvignon, along with softer, more integrated tannins makes this an easy drinking wine and a wine that pairs well with food. The color is deep purple and the nose is strong and alluring with aromas of crème de cassis. The palate is robust but balanced with flavors of black fruits (blackberry, plum and currants), along with leather notes, pumpkin spice and anise. It finishes with medium tannins and an acidity meant for food.

  • Grapes
    80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Merlot
  • Region
    Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, CA
  • Production
    126 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink now through 2020+
Jon Phillips
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Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • Open-top fermented
  • Aged for 40 months in European and French oak, 25% new European.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Specifically made in the European style, this wine is meant to go with food. Pair with duck, beef, pasta with meat sauce, lamb, hamburgers and mushroom dishes. Serve also with hard aged cheeses like aged gouda and Parmesan. And for dessert, pair with any chocolate creation.
About the Winery
Inspiration Vineyards Born from a dream and a mid-life career change, Inspiration Vineyards was created in 2002. Jon Phillips' passion for wine, however, dates back much further to his grandparents who made wine in the early 1900's. For years, Jon was determined to break into the wine business by working weekends in tasting rooms, teaching wine classes and ultimately enrolling in a class at UC Davis in Enology and Viticulture. Shortly thereafter Jon made his first barrel of wine, a Zinfandel. Learn more