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2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Available Inventory: 28
$40.00 per Bottle
$480.00 per Case
 

Description

It was a late year for harvest in 2011. But once again, it proves patience is the key. We weathered a few rainy patches and allowed the fruit to balance out. Getting the acids and sugars at their optimum, this created a lighter Cabernet Sauvignon but with nice structure. The flavors of our vineyard continue to show themselves with nice fruit on the nose and beautiful graphite and cherry on the palate. The wine lingers to end in a nice finish with a hint of mint, licorice and red currants.

Tasting Notes

It was a late year for harvest in 2011. But once again, it proves patience is the key. We weathered a few rainy patches and allowed the fruit to balance out. Getting the acids and sugars at their optimum, this created a lighter Cabernet Sauvignon but with nice structure. The flavors of our vineyard continue to show themselves with nice fruit on the nose and beautiful graphite and cherry on the palate. The wine lingers to end in a nice finish with a hint of mint, licorice and red currants.

Vineyard Designation

Sams Valley Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

Wet Spring with late bud break and bloom, quality of set was excellent and high yielding. Bird pressure - average and very little disease pressure. Verasion was not until September which per the wet spring followed into a late harvest. The fall remained warm which gave the fruit time to ripen with only a few days of rain. We picked later then usual waiting for the fruit to become balanced.

Production Notes

1/3 New, 1/3 1-3 Years, 1/3 Neutral

Winemaker Notes

Joe Dobbes

Awards

Gold - Oregon Wine Awards Silver - Pacific Rim Int'l Silver - Savor NW Silver - Cabernet Shootout Bronze - New York World WIne
Vintage 2011
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Rogue Valley
Harvest Date November 10, 2011
Sugar 23.8
PH 3.5
Barrel Aging
22 months
95% French
5% American
Bottling Date June 2013
Residual Sugar 0
Alcohol % 13.75
Size 750 ml