The Duke of Bourbon is again honored to bring you a fantastic fine wine from the best of Harlan Estate’s young vine production.
The Mascot Napa Valley Cabernet 2010 is as reliable as “Prince”, the English Bull-Terrier who over one hundred years ago served as mascot to the National Bank of Pittsburgh and was depicted in a commissioned engraving banks stock certificates.
The vineyards of the Harlan Estate enjoy fantastic terroir and 2010 was comfortable vintage for younger vines. These vines produce intense deep fruit that is brought to an elegant polish of both tannin and fruit.
The Mascot uses grapes from both Harlan Estates & Bond vineyards and is crafted by the exact same winemaking team than Bond including the famous winemaker Cory Empting.
Aromas of graphite, cedar and forest floor dominate the nose. Dark fruit is the focus as blackberry and black cherry form the tannic structure and barrel aging compliments the wine perfectly. This wines youthful tannin is perfectly integrated to the wines vibrant acidity. The finish is focused, elegant and lean with notes of chocolate and vanilla.
This sense of balance forms a wine that is meant to be cellared for additional complexity but also one that should be on every restaurants fine wine list. Don't forget to decant it for few hours before drinking.
Red meat is The Mascot’s preferred food pairing and it does not disappoint as it works seamlessly in breaking down proteins through with ease. It is a Harlan Estate gem that should accompany any exceptional dinner, and this wine should be decanted at least an hour before enjoying.
Take one out to your preferred fine dining establishment and enjoy this wine with a dry aged rib eye. Bon Appetit and Cheers!
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