This wine has a nice juxtaposition of somewhat bright and lively aromas which are based on darker berry fruits. Well-integrated toasty and vanilla oak aromas mingle in as well. The texture of this wine is rich and full.
The 2010 State Lane Cabernet Sauvignon is a very big wine. We have come to love the bold expression of tannin and fruit that this vineyard provides. Underneath the dark red and black berry aromas, I find a light streak of eucalyptus on the nose, which pleasantly adds a contrasting balance to the wine. On the palate, this wine is dark with a solid grip of tannin on the palate. Swirling on the midpalate is a lush core of dark black fruit that extends into the long finish. Drink now through 2026. Estimated Peak 2014-2020
Food Pairing Notes
Red Meats, Hearty Dishes, Dark-Chocolate (bitter-sweet), Strong-flavored Cheeses