Cenyth Sonoma County Red 2010
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Cenyth is composed of 54% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. The alcohol is 13.4% and the fruit was sourced from the same vineyards. Very Bordeaux-like (no doubt due to the lower alcohol profile), it offers up notes of red and black currants, cedarwood, spice box, vanillin, licorice, underbrush and unsmoked cigar tobacco. The wine reveals fine-grained tannins and beautiful density and richness. Compared to the 2009, which is a Medoc-like blend, the 2010 is more of a right bank St.-Emilion-styled wine.
Vinous(13.6% alcohol, vs. 14.1% for the 2009; a blend 54% merlot, 34% cabernet franc and 12% cabernet sauvignon): Deep ruby. Savory, reticent aromas of cherry, dark chocolate and spices show more lift than the 2009. Firmly built and rather backward, with flavors of plum and black raspberry joined on the back by a hint of leather. Quite tannic.
Wine SpectatorFocused and compact, this wine aims for an Old World style, with aromas of cherry and tobacco that combine with flavors of red plum, dried herb and cedar. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2024. 4,359 cases made.