Big Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Big Vine Wines is cooperative of industry professionals based in the Oxbow District of Napa Valley. With two state of the art production facilities (One in Napa and one in Dry Creek) they leverage their extensive relationships within the wine industry to bring appellation-specific wines of incredible quality and value.
Though the business model of Big Vine includes purchasing already crafted wine lots, the Big Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 was handcrafted from scratch by none other than Scott McCloed of Rubicon. One of my absolute favorite wines is still Napa Cabernet and I welcome any iteration that has the character and style that I’ve come to expect without the high price tag all wine lovers have come to expect!
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Appearance: Deep and dark turning crimson at the rim.
Nose: Sweet and rich with dark cherries, chocolate and blackberry liquor notes.
On the palate: This is deep, and richly satisfying with sour cherry, blackberry, bell pepper, clove, creme de cassis, cola, incense and cocoa. The fruit and solid Cabernet character are supported by refined dusty tannins characteristic of Cabernet from the Rutherford bench. This needs a little time to open up but with time in the glass it fills out quite nicely.
Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Napa Valley: 50% Rutherford, 30% Atlas Peak and 20% Coombsville
Value Rating: 5 / 5
Where I Got It: Last Bottle
Price: $14 ($28 Retail)
Should you buy? At the price paid, buy as much of the Big Vine Cabernet Sauvignon as you can afford! Although at retail there is still good value here.
Value Proposition – Big Vine Cabernet
I purchased the Big Vine Cabernet from online wine wholesaler Last Bottle for a pretty great price of $14 per bottle with free shipping. I would definitely stock up on this Napa Cabernet bargain if they, or another retailer, were to offer this again for a similar price.
This is one of the better bargains I have come across from Napa Valley. It has all of the richness, structure and refined Napa character you could ask for. If you’re a Cabernet drinker then you owe it to yourself to give the Big Vine Cabernet 2010 a shot! At these prices, how could you go wrong?
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