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ZD Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Vineyard

ZD Wines

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) This wine exhibits intense aromas of blackberry, plum and cassis with hints of cocoa, cedar and sweet vanilla. The palate is marked by incredibly concentrated black fruits enveloped with ripe, lush tannins, and well balanced acidity. It is drinking beautifully now, and will continue to develop complexity over many years to come. Join us in celebrating ZD Wines’ 45th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon!

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) This 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of ZD’s commitment to producing powerful yet balanced Cabernet Sauvignon, even in a challenging growing season. Briary black cherry, cassis and lavender aromas are complemented with subtle hints of anise, tobacco and a hint of juniper. Sweet, toasty vanilla and spice add depth and complexity. On the palate, lush, silky tannins envelop the core of forward black fruit. Perfectly integrated oak rounds out the long finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2005 Vintage) Likeable aromas of ripe cherries, creamy oak and creme de cassis are quickly joined by a faint but evident whiff of angularity, and that edginess reappears in the wine from mid-palate to finish. It might be possible for cellar aging to help the wine overcome its difficulties, but the risks are great.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1987 Vintage) Rating: 78/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/15/91
  • Critics Challenge
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: Critics Challenge 2004 Award - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/04. This wine shows good fruit flavors and is well balanced