2010 m.Étain [sold out]
Winemaker Celia Welch writes of the 2010 M. Étain:
Aromatically, this fully-ripe Cabernet displays intense, bright notes of cherries, and layers of ripe fruit and spice. Plum, orange peel, chocolate, mocha, clove, cedar, and a hint of rose petal all tumble forth from the glass as the wine evolves with exposure to air. On the palate, the texture is full, soft, and gentle, with fine-grained tannins surrounding the flavors of plum, dark chocolate, dried raspberries, and sweet earth. Warm and full at the finish, the lingering flavors are of sweet, dark-fleshed plums.
This blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot was created from grapes grown entirely on the J.J. Cohn Estate in Rutherford, Napa Valley. The fruit was selectively handharvested between October 5 and 11, 2010. It was sorted by cluster and then by individual berry, fermented and macerated on skins for approximately 30 days, then put to small new French Oak for approximately 17 months. It was bottled without fining or filtration in March, 2012.