TN: 2010 Black Sears Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

  • 2010 Black Sears Cabernet Sauvignon Estate - USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain (7/1/2017)
    4 hour decant with a second bottle into a large open top glass pitcher because we do not have a magnum decanter. Still primary but beginning to take on some back end secondary red fruit extra complexity to go with the Howell Mountain spice and the power of a Thomas Rivers Brown wine. The next bottle can wait five years and my guess is that additional flavors in hiding due to the power of what’s there will come to the fore. Good pairing with marinated skirt steak as the seventh course of a tasting menu dinner party we created. (93 pts.)

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Jay, never bothered to track any of these down, until lately and I tasted at “Taste of Howell Mtn” a couple weeks ago, and I ordered some up, the 2013 as I recall. One of the best wines there IMO, and like your note!

The Taste of Howell Mountain event is a good time, and offers a nice chance to sample much of the appellation.

And I agree on the Black Sears cab. Their zin is very good, too, as Jay had also written in the past, I believe.