2011 Avril Taylor
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blend was hand-crafted from one of the premiere vineyards in Napa Valley. Sitting just above the fog line, these grapes soak up an abundance of sunlight during the growing season to ensure complete phenolic development and a complex flavor profile. Keeping our production small is paramount to retaining character, personality and a sense of place with our wine.
Appellation: Napa Valley
Composition: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot
Elevage: 20 Months aging in 50% new french oak, 50% one-year-used french oak.
Production: 141 cases
Release Date: November 2015
Upon release, our 2011 Cabernet was trying to find its rhythm. The blend (80% CS, 12% CF, 8%M) still needed time to come together, and the wine needed time in decanter to show its personality. With a little bit of aging, our 2011 finally developed into an absolutely beautiful wine. Notes of blackberry and dark-red fruit compliment a silky texture and a balanced finish. We’re pleasantly surprised how this wine continues to improve. This is an underdog and the epitome of why we love wine. Drink this wine now through 2025-2030.