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J. Doran Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

J. Doran Vineyards

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA


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With a case (12 bottle) order, receive 1) a VIP tour and wine tasting for 4 people at J. Doran’s crush facility & Juice Bar, 2) all bottles signed by the winemaker.
Tasting Notes:
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines from the southern block of the Yountville Vineyard have produced a classic Yountville Appellation wine. Immediately noticeable in the glass are the soaring aromas of crème de cassis, warm saddle leather, slate-like minerality and subtle notes of tightly grained French oak. True to its vintage roots, the palate is powerful and concentrated yet also displays a measure of grace and an amazing mouthfeel. Blackberry and other briary fruit notes glide across the palate while carrying hints of camphor, dark chocolate, cedar and sandalwood.
  • Grapes
    95% Cabernet Sauvignon; 5% Merlot
  • Region
    Yountville AVA, Napa, CA
  • Production
    300 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink now through 2017

Chris Doran

About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:

The first vineyards in the Napa Valley were planted in Yountville by George Yount in the mid-1800s. Today this rich area of varied soils and microclimates allows cultivation of a wide range of wine varietals, from delicate Sauvignon Blancs to robust Cabernet Sauvignons and Petit Syrahs.

Geologically speaking, Yountville offers an extremely unique combination of very distinctive soil characteristics within its boundary delineations. Volcanic soils on the eastern flank are similar to the neighboring Stags Leap District. Centuries-old coastal deposits, and both sedimentary and alluvial soils exist to the west, interspersed with sandy, gravelly loam and a little clay. No other area in Napa Valley boasts this particular geomorphic combination, and pronounced soil differences have been recorded between Yountville and the areas immediately surrounding it in Oakville, Stags Leap, Mt. Veeder, and Oak Knoll -- earning the area its AVA designation.

Additional Winemaker Notes:
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Beef, pasta with meat sauce, lamb and hamburgers pair beautifully with this wine as do hard aged cheeses, mushroom dishes and dark chocolate.
About the Winery
J. Doran Vineyards Winemaker Chris Doran has enjoyed two careers in California’s most famous industries. After over twenty years in the entertainment business, Chris became lured by the romance of the wine industry. He began making wine with Domenico Winery in San Carlos, CA. Learn more