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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
California Araujo Estate 2010 Syrah Eisele Vineyard 12 Bottle 75cl £170
96
California Beringer 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 1 Case 6 75cl £460
96
California Bevan Cellars 2010 Oakville Proprietary Red 1 Bottle 150cl £200
California Bevan Cellars 2010 Sugarloaf Mountain Proprietary Red 1 Bottle 150cl £280
California Dominus Estate 2010 Dominus 1 Case 6 75cl £1,400
100
California Garden Creek 2010 Red Tesserae Alexander Valley 6 Bottle 75cl £30
California Joseph Phelps 2010 Insignia 1 Case 6 75cl £895
  • Rating

    95

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2013 - 2033

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Nov 2013

    Source

    1113, The Wine Advocate

    A gorgeously intense bouquet of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, black currants, blackberries, and subtle smoke and foresty aromas jumps from the glass of this full-bodied, rich, concentrated wine with soft tannins, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and a long, rich finish displaying well-integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. This beauty is one of the top Insignias produced over recent years. It should age easily for 20+ years. The stunning 2010 Insignia, which is now in bottle, was made from 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot and Malbec, 11,060 cases were produced, and it achieved 14.9% natural alcohol. All of the fruit came from estate vineyards.

Tasting Notes
95
California Maltus 2010 World's End 'If Six was Nine' Cabernet 9 Case 6 75cl £180
  • Rating

    93

    Release Price

    $45

    Drink Date

    2013 - 2028

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2013

    Source

    209, The Wine Advocate

    The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon If Six Was Nine is another excellent effort made from 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet perfume of licorice, cedar and black currants. Medium to full-bodied, rich and textured with graphite and charcoal making an appearance in the flavors, this full throttle, impressive Cabernet can be drunk now and over the next 15 years. Time to turn on the music. This is the North American Napa Valley outpost of Jonathan Maltus, who has a splendid reputation for his high quality offerings from St.-Emilion. This is my first look at his Napa bottlings, all of which take famous rock and roll songs as their names. 

Tasting Notes
93
California Maltus 2010 World's End 'Against the Wind' Napa Cab Franc 7 Case 6 75cl £180
  • Rating

    93

    Release Price

    $45

    Drink Date

    2013 - 2028

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2013

    Source

    209, The Wine Advocate

    The 2010 Cabernet Franc Against the Wind (75% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers a deep ruby/purple color, wonderful sweet black and blue fruit, camphor, asphalt and hints of flowers and toasty oak in the background, medium to full-bodied, intensely concentrated flavors, and 10-15 years of drinkability. This is the North American Napa Valley outpost of Jonathan Maltus, who has a splendid reputation for his high quality offerings from St.-Emilion. This is my first look at his Napa bottlings, all of which take famous rock and roll songs as their names. 

Tasting Notes
93
California Schrader 2010 Old Sparky To Kalon Beckstoffer 3 Bottle 150cl £830
100
California The Mascot 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Case 3 75cl £300
California Verite 2010 Desir 1 Bottle 150cl £360
93
California Verite 2010 Muse 1 Bottle 150cl £360
94
California Verite 2010 Joie 1 Bottle 150cl £410
92
California Verite 2010 Desir 1 Case 3 75cl £525
93
California Verite 2010 Muse 1 Case 3 75cl £525
94
California Verite 2010 Joie 1 Case 3 75cl £585
92
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