Californian Cabernet 2010: panel tasting results

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A fresh, elegant and charming Californian Cabernet vintage that should have fans of Bordeaux rushing to their merchants - if only the wines were more readily available and affordable. See the top 45 wines including 4 recommended Outstanding here...
California Cabernet 2010, Buccella Napa Valley
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Buccella, Napa Valley

Buccella, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 17 Pierre Mansour 18 Angela Mount 17.5
Reticent nose of black cherry, plum and toasty oak. Full bodied, opulent fruit with sweet violets backed by soft ripe tannins. Good concentration and some spice on the finish.
Price: £112.64 Vineyard Cellars
Drink 2014–2030
Alc 14.5%