2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Napa Valley
Alcohol % 13.5
Tasting Notes 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petite Sirah
Vineyard Notes It’s no secret that the 2011 harvest was one of the more challenging on record. The growing season began with a wet winter and spring, and continued with rainfall into mid-June that delayed bloom and disrupted fruit set, resulting in bunch shatter in parts of the region. The vintage ended with a long, cooler-than-average growing season and a later-than-average harvest beset with autumn rains. However, our more than 20 years of experience paid off, as we carefully tended our vines for balance. As a result, nature provided us with a beautiful moderate foundation of tannic and fully developed sugars and flavors – and we adapted our winemaking to capture this special character. The 2011 vintage surprises with aromatic intensity, finesse, balance and a compelling sense of place.
Winemaker Notes “Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon captured the best of what the vintage had to offer. The aromas are richly layered with notes of minerality, cocoa powder, aromatic red fruits and baking spices (cardamom with hints of cinnamon and clove). The palate weight expands after entry to yield a balanced and supple echo of the aromas. Sweet cherry, ripe plum and roasted sweet chilis add interest and depth to the full range of flavors. The finish is watering with floral note that enhances this fruity and vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon.” - Ashley Heisey, Director of Winemaking
Food Pairing Notes Perfect with LMR Grass-fed beef, with lamb, or with roasted game