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2011 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

 

While honoring the winemaking legacy that has earned Pine Ridge its reputation, our open sourcing approach brings together the best fruit, regardless of appellation, to craft wines of exceptional quality and distinctive style.

THE WINE
The fruit for this wine was sourced from three different and distinctive appellations. The lush mouthfeel and bright characters of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from Lake County elegantly balance the vibrance of Sonoma County Cabernet and the dark berry fruit and deep complexity of the Napa Valley Cabernet and other Bordeaux varietals.

VARIETAL APPELLATION VINTAGE NOTES
88% Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Cooler than usual temperatures lasted throughout the growing season, and the resulting fruit expresses elegance and grace.
  Lake Cool, wet weather pushed harvest later than usual, but the fruit exhibits rich complexity and a lush mouthfeel.
  Sonoma Spring rains and cooler than typical temperatures persisted throughout the growing season, contributing vibrant acidity and excellent balance.
7% Syrah Lake See above
3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
Napa See above


THE WINEMAKING
The fruit for this blend was harvested from late September through early November, then meticulously sorted and and sent to temperature- controlled tanks for fermentation. Pump-overs were performed two to three times daily to extract the intense flavors, and the finished wine was aged in 50% new French oak for five months prior to bottling.

THE FLAVOR PROFILE
This wine presents an effusive bouquet of ripe blueberry, raspberry and dark cherry aromas, backed by hints of vanilla bean, subtle mint leaf and cinnamon stick. The palate is lush, opening with flavors fo blackberry pie and cherry fruit and backed by fine tannins and hints of toasted caramel, sweet cream
and ground clove on the supple finish.

 

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