(2011 Vintage) In the glass, the 2011 Cabernet is intense deep purple & concentrated blue. It has a nose overflowing with ripe raspberry, plum & blueberry – etched with nuances of spicy vanilla oak, the cedar of cigar boxes and creamy currant. The young wine asserts a foundation of crisp tannins and bright fruit promising rewards to those who wait a decade. To drink now, please “splash” decant and check the wine every 30 minutes or so until the youthful tannins soften up. Then enjoy flavors of ripened stone fruits gushing from the glass and pleasing the palate - invigorating with focused bright cherry, raspberry and layers of spicy vanilla framed with ripe plum. The lingering, lively cherry-skin finish satisfies those who drink this wine young while sealing a promise of its ageability.
Cork about 5 hours before dinner. Last hour was in the cellar at proper serving temp. DECANT Young wine with a nose of Eucalyptus and a hint of menthol and cocoa. more complex than the 05, but not as much backbone of the 06 a silky mouthfeel was not overbearing and flavors of black currant, baseball glove and old couch show the tannic nature of this wine. This wine is much more approachable young if you compare it to the previous 2 vintages . Wine will be even that much better in 5 plus years. This wine kept getting better and better and as too often the case, the last glass was the best. This young wine was slain for the team and it was a young one indeed. I will definitely wait a couple of years before the next one. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A
excellent!!!!! had at Bourbon Steak black fruits
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Robert Parker(2008 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/15/2010
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/15/2012