Ferrari-Carano Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Wine AdvocateA barrel sample of the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve looks very promising. An exuberant, boisterous display of creme de cassis, licorice and new oak is followed by a seamlessly constructed, full-bodied, rich wine with loads of black fruits. The acidity provides freshness, the tannins are ripe and well-integrated, and the wood component is nearly concealed by the extravagant quantities of fruit. This winner should drink well for 15-20 years.
Wine EnthusiastAn impressive Cabernet, but one in need of cellaring. The primary fruit flavors of blackberries and blueberries are delicious, as is the fancy coating of smoky oak. And the tannins are rich and sweetly ripe. Give it until 2016 or 2017 to begin to integrate.