Tight and Bordeaux-like in its structure and midpalate austerity, offering loamy earth, currant and dark berry flavors shaded by anise and cedar details. Needs time. Best from 2014 through 2025. 2,131 cases made. –JL
The estate’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Oroppas wraps around the palate with lovely fleshiness. Layers of radiant fruit caress the palate in this rich, textured wine. Today the fruit is vibrant, supple and totally beautiful. The Oroppas is a pretty wine, but it falls short of being truly exciting. The 2010 is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.