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2011 Claret

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Tasting Notes

Nose: Eucalyptus, Tobacco/Cigar Box, Dark Chocolate, Red Fruit (Ripe Strawberry) Palate: Tannic/Acidic Balance, Plum, Dark Chocolate Covered Acai Berry, Medium/Long Finish. Ageable for another decade.

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 than usual waiting for the fruit to become balanced.

Production Notes

Cabernet Sauvignon Harvest 11/10/2011 Brix 23.8. pH 3.5 Cabernet Franc Harvest 11/6/2011 Brix 23.6, pH 3.5, TA 5.9 Merlot Harvest 11/3/2011 Brix 24, PH 3.3, pH .6.8

Winemaker Notes

Joe Dobbes


Gold - 2016 Cabernet Shootout Gold- 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Gold- 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition Gold- 2017 Oregon Wine Awards Gold- 2017 Northwest Wine Summit Double Gold- 2017 Wine Press NW Best of the Best Silver- 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition Silver- 2017 Oregon Wine Competition
Vintage 2011
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Merlot, Cab Sav, Cab Franc
Varietal Composition 38% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Cabernet Franc 27% Merlot
Appellation Rogue Valley
Harvest Date Nov 4-15, 2011
Sugar 24
Acid .68
PH 3.3
Barrel Aging 20 Months 95% French 5% American
Bottling Date June 10, 2013
Residual Sugar 0
Alcohol % 14.1
Size 750 ml