2010 Cosentino Cabernet Sauvignon

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Last spring I had written about a Select Red wine that came from Cosentino Winery.  In my blog I pointed out some issues that I saw and thought the wine was not the same quality as the other wines we are familiar with and drank for many years.  We did send Cosentino a letter expressing our concerns and the tasting room manager replied back.  We will be in Napa with friends the first week of October.  I hope the new wines are as good as the wines Mitch Cosentino used to make.  My understanding anything 2010 and older were made by Mitch.  I am not sure who the wine maker is now that Mitch is gone.

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Sight
Medium color depth, purple hue.

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Smell
Very aromatic, young-fruity with aromas of red fruit, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, spice.

Taste
Dry, full-bodied with balanced acidity.  The tannins were medium, soft.  Rich mid-palate flavors with a soft long finish.

abv: 14.8%

Region/Appellation: Napa Valley

How much:  $45 retail.

Winemaking:
Sourced primarily from our vineyards in Calistoga and St. Helena, the 2012 harvest yielded a bountiful crop, as well as high quality fruit. This new release was aged 20 months in French Oak barrels; 45% new.

Composition:
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec

I rated the 2010 Cosentino Cabernet Sauvignon three glasses.  I was happy to drink this wine and brought fond memories of other wines from Cosentino that we have drunk over the years.

Life is too short to drink crappy wine!

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