Our 2010 Dancing Bear Cabernet presents a nose of dense, earthy, ripe black fruits – primarily blackberry and dark plum – complemented by cocoa, anise, pepper and Asian spice scents. Beautifully structured on the palate, its rich, deeply concentrated, boysenberry, fig, mountain spice and dark chocolate flavors are framed by fine-grained tannins and culminate in a long, spicy finish featuring savory oak, blackberry and mineral tones. Aged 19 months in 39% new French oak, this youthful mountain Cabernet is delicious now with hearty foods, but will develop even greater dimension and character over the next decade. Located on the slopes of Howell Mountain in northern Napa Valley, our Dancing Bear Estate estate vineyard is planted on steep hillsides reaching elevations over 1,800 feet.
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November 01, 2013 – The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Dancing Bear Ranch is a Howell Mountain blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot. This prodigious 2010 tastes like a cross between a great Napa Cab and a top-notch Chateau Latour (no joke!). Wonderful notes of graphite, crushed rock, black currants and blackberries as well as stunning purity, terrific precision and a full-bodied mouthfeel that lingers for 50+ seconds make for a modern day classic. This iconic wine should last 30 or more years.