2010 Steven Kent Winery Home Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Steven Kent Mirassou set out to showcase Livermore Valley’s wonderful wines from the beginning of opening his winery, Steven Kent Winery. Steven has felt that the west to east orientation of the valley allows for even more natural fog layer to come into the valley especially during the hot summer months. Additionally there are so many different soil types present within the Livermore Valley and many other attributes.
To that end, one of his favorite Cabernet Sauvignon’s is the Home Ranch. The Home Ranch is a 5.6 acre site planted on Tesla Road. It sits at 610 elevation and is planted on gravel riverbed measuring some 600 feet in depth. Originally planted in 1996, it has provided some of his best wines. Home Ranch is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Drank this wine at the beginning of the summer and unfortunately just now getting time to write about it. On the eyes, you notice the deep lush coloration with medium viscosity. On the nose, aromas of dark fruit, raspberries and earthiness arise to great you. Upon the first sip the wine provided hints of cocoa, expresso, dark meaty cherries with tinge of oak and soft vanilla pipe tobacco. The finish is classical Steven Kent with an elegance of velvety tannins and structure with no sharp edges providing a wonderful balance and long lasting presence. Just one of his fabulous wines along with his Premier, Single Vineyard Series, BDX Collection and Lineage Wines, all of which proudly reside in the cellar.
It should be noted that Steven Mirassou has had the goal of making exquisite wines in Livermore for 20+ years. He believes Livermore wines can compete on the world stage of opulent wine. This summer it culminated with his first 100 point wine awarded for his 2017 Lineage Bordeaux style blend by wine critic Steve Heimoff. Those that have known Steven decades could not have been happier for him and the winery. The good news is that he is looking for even more 100 point scores! (Read the full story at https://www.lineagewine.com/). Also a previous story on Lineage can be found at: https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2019/08/25/2008-lineage-wine-a-culmination-of-heritage-and-personal-drive/ .