2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
A ruby red core is accompanied by an ever so subtle orange rim variation. This still has great freshness and leans more towards the savory side. It opens with an elegant bouquet of cedar, graphite, strawberry jam, and bay leaf aromas. On the palate, flavors of ripe strawberry, green tea, black raspberry, pipe tobacco, and cedar are paired with a plump texture, and gentle tannins. The very cool 2011 vintage really shows through in the delightful earthy and savory notes.