2011 Signature Cabernet
Aroma: This wine has intense aromas of dark berries, leather, smokey-tar, blue flowers, spice, anise, and minerals.
Palate: The palate follows the nose with a black & blue-berried fruitfulness that doesn't overpower the violets, licorice, and smoke hints. This is a well balanced wine with outstanding power. Fine tannins and the judicious use of oak, which was all French, come together to create velvety texture that will be pleasing for many years to come.
2011 Weather Conditions: 2011 in Napa started cool, and wet for those who bud earlier than we do here in Conn Valley. The summer brought cooler than normal temperatures, and then a wet & cool harvest season. We harvested long after the rains came and left, but that forced us to tighten the belt by dropping fruit both before & after the storms in order to get full maturation of the grapes, but at a heavy cost of yields. This is a vintage we are extremely excited about, it truly shows off how wonderful a spot we have in Conn Valley, and how skilled our team is at growing grapes and making wine.