2011 Vintage Reserve
3 LTR

Sonoma Valley

The 2011 Vintage Reserve showcases the art of growing and crafting cool climate cabernet sauvignon that is deeply layered and highly polished.

Due to the limited availability of this item, the maximum order quantity is 2.

$480.00
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Tasting NOTES

The 2011 Vintage Reserve showcases the art of growing and crafting cool climate cabernet sauvignon that is deeply layered and highly polished. Aromas of blackberry, black spice, dried lavendar and darjeeling tea. Concentrated flavors of black currant, cacao and roasted espresso bean are seamlessly supported by the bold structure that gives the wine tremendous depth, length and intensity. Round and smooth in its youth, this wine has the balance and concentration to age gracefully up to 15 years from vintage.

Vineyard NOTES

Our 150+ year old Estate Vineyard lies 8 miles north of San Pablo Bay on steep, shallow soils of volcanic ash and tufa, exposed to pervasive maritime breezes, long daylight hours and extreme diurnal temperature shifts. Top blocks farmed specifically for Vintage Reserve yield 2.5 tons/acre.

A few miles north of our estate along the ridge at an elevation of 2,000+ feet lies Bismark Mountain Ranch, with similar soils and exposure and slightly warmer temperatures. Lots sourced from this high elevation site add weight to the midpalate and a juicy component to the well-structured

Production NOTES

Five lots hand- and optically-sorted & gravity fed to fermentation vessels.

Five day cold soak; D254 and indigenous yeast strains. 28-32 days maceration.

Extraction through gentle pumpovers tailored by lot, using louvers and screens to eliminate pumping skins and seeds.

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Vintage:
2011
Wine Type:
Red Wine
Varietal:
Vintage Reserve
3 LTR
Varietal Composition:
  • 87% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 10% Cabernet Franc
  • 2% Petit Verdot
  • 1% Malbec
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Acid:
TA 0.60g/100ml
PH:
3.86
Barrel Aging:
  • Twenty months in 100% French oak, 65% new. Thin stave, tight grain.
    Primary cooper: Taransaud, Ermitage and Demptos.
Alcohol %:
14.4%
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