Wednesday, July 5, 2017
2010 Ceja Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
A wine club purchase, The Ceja Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is both rich and elegant on my palate.
If you know the Napa wine scene then you are well aware of the Ceja Family. Featured many times in magazines and various wine articles about their story as immigrants, even having the opportunity to travel to Washington DC talking wine and history. The head of the family is none other than Amelia Ceja, President of the family winery. From the early years of picking grapes to what she and the family have grown this label to be today, it's a remarkable journey and the accolades well deserved. I also love the fact the entire fmily is involved in the business.
The nose on this wine shows stunning fruit aromas of dark cherry with black raspberry and plum. The spice is a bold anise which races from the glass. Ripe fruit, perfect spice nice inviting aromas.
The mouth is rich with juicy cherry and raspberry followed by hints of plum which softens the wine. The finish is long and the fruit lingers with the anise spice accent. The wine was aged 36 months in french oak and grapes were harvested from Napa Valley, Silverado Trail, La Loma Vineyards.
Make sure you swing by on your next trip to Napa/Sonoma and stop in to see my Ceja friends and taste some of their delicious wines.