Winery Tasting Notes: “Beautiful dark ruby in color, this wine showcases lovely spice notes on the nose. On the palate, this elegant, classic Bordeaux style blend demonstrates hints of spice and nutmeg that comingle with white pepper flavors in delicate harmony. The finish is long, smooth with very fine tannins, ending with a lingering freshness of fruit. This wine is to be enjoyed in the next 5-10 years.
Wine Advocate Review (94 pts): “The 2010 Cenyth is composed of 54% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. The alcohol is 13.4% and the fruit was sourced from the same vineyards. Very Bordeaux-like (no doubt due to the lower alcohol profile), it offers up notes of red and black currants, cedarwood, spice box, vanillin, licorice, underbrush and unsmoked cigar tobacco. The wine reveals fine-grained tannins and beautiful density and richness. Compared to the 2009, which is a Medoc-like blend, the 2010 is more of a right bank St.-Emilion-styled wine.” –Robert M. Parker
Blend: 54% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Winemaker Name: Hélène Seillan
Maturity: Drink Now – 2026
Pairings: Strong cheeses, charcuterie, smoked or grilled meats.
Staff Review: RICHARD HAMILTON – What a score! 94 points from Robert Parker! I have to concur with Mr. Parker, this is a fine wine indeed. Cenyth is a collaboration between Hélène Seillan and Julia Jackson and is intended to be a creative outlet for the two artists while highlighting their love of Sonoma County. The winemaking is handled by the extremely talented Hélène Seillan, daughter of famous winemaker Pierre Seillan, and on the other side of the winery Julia Jackson crafts the works of art used for the labels and handles all aspects of marketing and branding. I am so excited that we were able to pick this wine up for our Members! You are going to love the fine tannins and perfect balance between fruit notes and the lovely earthy, savory character. Absolutely beautifully made wine!
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