Caldwell ROCKET SCIENCE 2010
30 months in 100% French Oak
Situated in the heart of the Napa Valley, Flying Horse Winery embodies the spirit and degree of excellence that our friends have come to respect and treasure. Our current selection of red wines are from fruit sourced from a historic vineyard located alongside Aetna Springs Resort, Oakville, Yountville, Spring Mountain and Buckthorn Vineyard. Our Chardonnay comes form the fine soils of Russian River Valley. The Napa Valley locations offer a unique terrior of rocky, well-drained soils with hot days and temperate evenings that deliver superior wines in limited quantities such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot and Malbec. One of the better Napa Malbecs I have tasted, Flying Horse’s 2010 displays that varietal’s classic characteristics of flowers, black fruits, intensity without heaviness, impressive purity without too much interference from oak, and a medium to full-bodied texture. A blend of 95% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot with 14.9% alcohol, it should drink well for 5-7 years.