2011 - Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

10-year re-release! Limited supply.

Our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Stags Leap District and Coombsville define classic Napa Valley. This time-honored blend delivers a balanced structure and velvety texture.

Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes Black cherry, plum, licorice, earth, and dried herb aromas. Medium- to full-bodied with dense fruit and oak flavors. Our version of classic Napa Cab. Vintage Notes What began with a wet winter and spring continued with rainfall into mid-June that delayed bloom and disrupted fruit set resulting in shatter in parts of the region set the stage for a long, cooler-than-average growing season. This timetable continued through the somewhat cool summer season. Few high heat events occurred at any point this year, vine canopies were opened up to ensure sunlight, warmth, and good air circulation around the grape clusters. The shatter resulting from the rain events in June was variable by vineyard location hitting some locations harder. We had a later-than-average harvest beset with an early October rainstorm.
  • Varietal 82% Cabernet Sauvignon
    11% Merlot
    4% Cabernet Franc
    3% Petit Verdot
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 50% Silverado Vineyard (Estate)
    42% Mt. George Vineyard (Estate)
    8% Oakville Station
  • Harvest Info September 30 - October 26, 2011
    23.2° Brix
  • Skin Contact 15 days on the skins
  • Oak Profile 17 months barrel age
    43% new oak
    New oak profile: 94% French, 6% American
    Overall oak profile: 93% French, 7% American
  • Analysis 13.7% Alcohol
    5.90 g/L TA
    3.61 pH
    Bottled August 2013