2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1.5L
Dark, brick red, medium-bodied. This wine has very bright aromatics with dark ripe fruit overlaid by floral notes of iris and candied citrus peel. Violet carries over into the entry and is met with hints of wild strawberry, and cassis. A lush, fruity core of ripe blackberry, juicy red and black currant is interwoven with black currant leaf, mocha and a savory hint of black pepper. Soft tannins and bright berries linger with notes of clove, drawing into a clean, round finish, with a touch of vanilla bean and mocha. There’s a refreshing brightness to the fruit from the beginning all the way through to the lingering, velvety finish. A classic example of intensity tempered by elegance and finesse.