M5 is the name of the vineyard block from which all of the Cabernet Sauvignon in this wine is sourced. This wine speaks of the unique terroir of the Heart of Stagecoach Vineyard. Incredibly deep and dark in color with layered aromas of ripe blackberry, lilac, cedar and black pepper. Robust entry with flavors of briary fruits, chocolate and bing cherry. Beautiful phenolic structure with fine grained tannins that are long and lingering. Decanting recommended. Drink now through 2025.
October 11 to October 27, 2010
98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot
4 days average cold soak, 36 days on skins
French Oak–Taransaud, Bossuet, Seguin Moreau & Remond
“Grown in one of the valley’s best vineyards, it’s eminently ageable. The flavors of black currants and minerals are intense and fine, complexed with new French oak. However, the strong tannins will jacket the wine for a long time before they begin to fall out. Don’t even think of popping the cork before 2024, and it could be awesome in 2030.” Cellar Selection—SH
"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon M5 is another sweet, layered totally beautiful wine. Mocha, roasted, espresso beans, cloves and dark raspberries are all woven together in a dark, sumptuous wine that impresses for its expressive personality. Graphite, pencil shavings and cigar box are layered into the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025."—AG