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2011 Vintage Tasting Notes

The 2011 vintage started with unseasonably late rainfall in June which disrupted fruit set. This variable rain and low temperatures reduced the number and size of berries on each cluster yet increased concentration of the fruit. Harvest began on September 22nd and ended on October 25th.

Fresh aromas of bright red fruits, bay leaf and cassis give way to subtler notes of black tea and white pepper. Round tannins and creamy texture envelop the familiar flavors of fresh cherry and dark chocolate. This polished and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a satiny finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close.

Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon 71%, Merlot, 11%, Petit Verdot 9%, Cabernet Franc 8%, and Malbec 1%

Skin Contact:
17 Days

Barrel Aging:
18 Months in new French oak

Our Aging Guideline Chart suggests: you can continue to hold this wine.

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