Deep ruby red. Complex nose with scents of blackberries, freshly ground coffee and liquorice. The palate has an elegant structure with fine grained tannins, balanced acidity and a mineral feel on the lengthy finish.
Wine Advocate 94 - A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, the 2010 Biserno really starts to show the potential of the Biserno site. Ten-year-old vines have held up nicely in this balanced vintage with cool nights and warm days. The bouquet is compelling and rich with bright spots of red cherry and chocolate that make for a joyful juxtaposition. Soft waves of spice and cinnamon are woven deep within Biserno’s thick texture. Soft tannins and thick consistency build momentum on the finish. The 2010 vintage should hold for ten years or more.
Wine Enthusiast 94 - Graphite, black currants, mocha and spice aromas emerge from the glass. Made with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, the rich, smooth palate doles out ripe red cherry, crushed black raspberry, dark chocolate, espresso and licorice wrapped in soft, silky tannins. Drink through 2019.
James Suckling 94 - Fresh and floral with blueberry, sliced nutmeg, currant and dark chocolate. Full body with firm, pretty fruit. Long, long finish. A little austere. Tight now - needs more time to soften. Closed from past tastings. Try in 2016.
Wine Spectator 93 - A fresh, concentrated red, offering ripe black cherry and black currant flavors, with hints of bell pepper, cedar, chocolate and spice. Nicely balanced, with excellent structure and grip on the lingering, mineral-tinged finish. Best from 2016 through 2023.