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2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

Cabernet Sauvignon

Retail Price : $70

tasting notes

Bing cherry, kirsch, and dark chocolate aromas are complemented by hints of cardamom, star anise, and clove. A note of dried sage builds upon the earthy minerality redolent of crushed rock. Supple, supportive tannins create a velvety texture and lengthy finish for this elegant, mineral-laced wine. [ download pdf ]

analysis

  • Composition: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec
  • Alcohol: 14.3
  • Bottled: July 2013
  • Release: February 2014

91 points. "Opens opulently rich in cherry liqueur and crushed blackberry character, then finds a balance with succulent acidity, polished tannins and hints of barrel spice, chocolate and coffee bean." -Decanter, September 2014

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