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SUMMERS 11 CS PNV CALISTOGA
Item: #275420
Bottle Size: 750ml
$100.00
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SUMMERS ESTATE 2011 CABERNET SAUVIGNON "PNV CALISTOGA" NAPA VALLEY 750mL

Winery's Notes - "Our Villa Andriana Vineyard is the source for our Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Its loamy, volcanic soils produce a wine with ripe fruit flavors, a wonderful mid-palate and excellent texture. For Premiere Napa Valley, we’ve chosen to blend this Cabernet with two of our favorite Calistoga hillside vineyard sources. Barrel aged in 75% new French oak, the combination of softness on the palate associated with wine from our estate and the structure and rich tannins from these Calistoga hillside vineyards resulted in a wine of superb intensity, texture and balance that is enjoyable now or worth cellaring for 10 to 15 years."

Every so often, we are able to offer a completely unique & exclusive, one of a kind wine from the prestigious Premier Napa Valley Auction. The lots are limited to 5 -10 cases with an occasional 20 case offering, the bottles are numbered and signed by the winemaker and did we mention delicious? It is safe to think of these lots as a Reserve tier option above the Reserve level.

Upon pouring, notes of red and dark fruit flowed out of the glass in a rich and inviting way. After some swirling it was obvious how layered this wine was. Baking spice, crushed rocks and licorice along with rose petals emerges from the layers of fruit. The first taste greets you with flavors reminiscent to the nose; Sweet red and dark berries galore with a concentration or density that is unusual for the 2011 vintage. Yes this wine is broad shouldered and fairly muscular showing a medium level of chewy tannins and nice, bright acidity. One note that a few staff members tasting this wine pointed out was how seamless the transition was from entry to mid palate then flowed to a nice long finish showcasing remarkably impeccable texture. This wine is sitting high on the list of best 2011 Napa Cabernets tasted this year!
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