Meteor Vineyard
Jason Alexander
 
November 14, 2012 | Jason Alexander

2010 Vintage Headed Into the Bottle

We have already received great acclaim for the 2010 vintage.  After nearly 2 years in barrel (65% new french oak - as usual) the wines are finally headed into bottle to rest for the next 11 months (16 months for the Reserve).  Look for the release in the fall of 2013!

 2010 Meteor Vineyard Perseid Cabernet Sauvignon

“Good bright, medium ruby.  Lovely aromatic nose features blackberry lifted by violet and spices.  Darker than the 2009 version and more muscular too, offering an impressive combination of power and finesse.  Very ripe black fruit flavors are perked up by juicy acidity.  Finishes with terrific grip and lingering sweetness.  Dawnine Dyer notes that 2010 produced bigger wines.  Yes, there were heat spikes in late August and late September, she said, but the harvest here didn't even start until October 10.” Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar


2010 Meteor Vineyard Special Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

“Good dark ruby-red.  Very pure aromas of cassis, violet, licorice and minerals.  Powerful and primary, with a strong mineral quality to the rich, sweet dark berry flavors.  Easier to taste today than the Perseid owing to its sheer lushness and sweetness.  But very powerful for this bottling.  The clone 7 is the source of the minerality in this wine, notes winemaker Dyer.  A great California cabernet in the making.” Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

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