Casa Piena Cabernet Sauvignon Current Release

Winemaker Thomas Brown’s Tasting Note: 

2010 Casa Piena Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate, Yountville, Napa Valley

Most people only have one breakout vintage, we’ve been lucky enough to have two.  The 2010 represents a giant leap forward qualitatively for Casa Piena.  Dialing in the perfect yield for the season while reacting early to the cool summer conditions allowed us to achieve true ripeness in a challenging year.  The vintage valley wide is framed by acidity and that only adds to the traditional elegance of the Casa Piena site.  The best wines from the property feature balance in several areas:  fruit vs. tannin vs. acidity, savory vs. fruity elements, palate depth vs. breadth and palate weight/power vs. some of the more ethereal elements that contribute complexity to great wines.  Every year what dictates this achievement changes.  The Casa Piena wines have always been driven by the site and this might be the purest expression yet.

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