Sweet spice, briar fruit and toast on the nose pull you towards an expectation of a leaner vintage. And then the palate unfolds with tart black currant, anise, a little pencil lead but with more dark berry fruit following right after. The mouth feel is lively, brisk and sharp thanks the cooler 2011 growing season but with an abundance of depth and structure.
96% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Estate Merlot
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley
20 months American