2010 The Collector
The second vintage of The Collector is an intriguing blend of some of our favorite varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. Aromas of candied orange peel, cedar resin, cigar ash and molasses are complimented by flavors of dark chocolate, dusty blackberry and hints of grilled steak. This wine has a gorgeous texture and body, all wrapped up in firm but velvety tannins.
- 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Petite Sirah 10% Petit Verdot
249 cases produced
The Wine Advocate #204
December 2012 (92 points) – Antonio Galloni
Drink: 2012 - 2018
The 2010 Red Blend The Collector is drop-dead beautiful. The significant presence of Cabernet Franc gives the Collector a level of aromatic nuance and delineation that is rare in Napa Valley wines. Dark plums, cherries, cloves, cinnamon, scorched earth and incense all come together in this voluptuous, inviting red. Hints of violets, licorice and tobacco linger on the super-ripe, racy finish. A delicious, entry-level red, the Collector will drink nicely upon release and for at least a handful of years beyond.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
May/June 2013 (91 (+?) points) – Stephen Tanzer
Good bright medium ruby. Aromas of blackberry, violet, licorice and dusty spices. Juicy and penetrating, with a distinctly peppery, cabernet-typical quality to the black fruit flavors. Finishes with a youthfully tough tannic spine that calls for patience. From vines harvested on the early side in 2010, notes Les Behrens.