The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant, medium-bodied red featuring the subtle dried fruit, earth and tobacco aromas of a right bank Bordeaux. Dried plum and wild forest berry aromas meld with hints of licorice and wispy scents of autumn leaves burning in the distance. Silky tannins support refined red and black stone fruit flavors laced with a sprinkling of fresh crushed peppercorn. Dried plum and cherry flavors are complimented by barrel toast, cigar leaf and translucent notes of stony minerals that roll out in a lingering finish.
Jean Hoefliger Winemaker (Alpha Omega, Chateau Lynch-Bages, Newton Vineyard
Blended with Elizabeth approx. 10% Cabernet from firmness from Atlas Peak, soft roundness from Rutherford Bench, concentration from Oakville and a little Merlot for fleshiness.
In 2011 the rolling benchlands of Coombsville became Napa Valley’s 16th and newest AVA. Grapes find their way into the the wines of the following wineries Fruit from this once overlooked region has found its way into notable wines like Pahlmeyer, Joseph Phelps Insignia, Paul Hobbs, Viader, Vineyard 29, Far Niente, Quintessa, and Merus.
2011 VDFW Dignity Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville
- Blend: Cabernet Savignon 95%, Merlot 5%, Oakville CS, Rutherford CS, Atlas Peak CS
- Winemaker: Jean Hoefliger
- Region: Napa Valley
- Appellation: Coombsville
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Production: 125 cases
- Sizes: 1.5, 750, 375