2011 Vintner Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Chocolate, graphite, tar and black fruit contribute to the intrigue and complexity of flavors. A dark beauty, the texture is dense on the palate with a big tannin structure that creates a long, layered finish. The wine is 100% Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon from our Carolyn’s vineyard block, a block that was planted in 1993 and that has become the go-to source for this unctuous wine, as well as contributing to our Reserve and Estate Cabernet blends.


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Appellation: Napa Valley
Vintage: 2011
Harvest: October 2011
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.6%
Bottling: July 2013
Production: 609 cases
Release Date: January 2014
Release Price: $90.00


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  • The Wine Advocate: October 2014 - Rating: 94

    The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintner’s Select (609 cases produced) is one of the top Cabernet Sauvignons of the vintage. Aged 20 months in 40% new French oak, it finished at 14.6% natural alcohol. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon primarily from Clone 337, blended with a small amount of Clone 15. It possesses a dense purple color, a full-bodied mouthfeel, notes of camphor, licorice, incense, blackberry and blackcurrant, and a multilayered, rich, full-bodied, pure style. Drink this impressive 2011 over the next ten years.