Bold, concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon with juicy red and black fruit character, and an elegantly round and seductive mid-palate.
Wine Spectator: Exhibits gorgeous dark berry flavors in a big yet graceful style, turning elegant and supple on the finish, where touches of spice, mocha and light oak come into play. Drink now through 2026. 1,356 cases made.–JL
At Rockaway, the 2010 vintage started with a cool and fairly wet spring like the rest of the Alexander Valley. Late rains threatened to generate a large canopy, and required careful management to avoid cluster shading within the canopy. The cool spring evolved into an exceptionally cool summer, with a three day heat spike in August, followed by a September that started out warm and stayed warm at Rockaway, getting fruit ripening kicked into high gear. We harvested Cabernet blocks 1, 7 and 2, along with some Malbec and Petit Verdot on a major harvest day, October 21st. The cooler but exceptional Cabernet from block 8 was harvested on October 27th as chilly morning temperatures dropped into the 30s, signaling the end of the season for an exceptional vintage.