2011 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 3L
The 2011 Cabernet has a great depth of character, aroma and flavor. The color is deep ruby-purple and the initial aroma is of elephant heart plums, sage, espresso roast coffee, graphite and wet stones. It is generous in the mouth, has a rich and full mid-palate and a vibrant and robust finish with substantial, yet supple tannins. This wine opens up with aeration or decanting and will evolve throughout the meal. It will age well for up to 20 years and will be at it's prime within the next seven to ten years. It will pair well with Prime New York strip steak, aged Gouda and dark Belgian chocolate.
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: St. Helena, Napa Valley
Harvest Dates: October 21st and 23rd, 2010
Aging: 23 months in 70% New French Oak, 3% New American Oak, 27% once-used French Oak Barrels