2011 George's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (90 pts - Wine Enthusiast)

Tasting Notes

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, George’s Vineyard pours a rich garnet in the glass.  Aromas of plums, fleshy red stone fruit, and nice pipe tobacco greet the nose.  Velvety Bing cherries grace the palate, accompanied by notes of cassis and a little ground pepper on the edge, all leading into a soft, pleasing finish.  144 cases produced; 13.0% abv.

Vintage

15 inches of rain in November and December 2010 gave the vines a good post-harvest soaking. Another 20 inches in January to March repeated last year’s assurance there would be plenty of water in the soil. The inch plus in April and May posed potential hazard to cluster development, but was not a problem. In total, the vines received just over 30 inches of rain, slightly above average. The growing season that followed – spring temperatures slightly above average, a cooler summer and a mild fall - gave the grapes a wonderful growing season.