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Library! 2011 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon

Rockpile Ridge Vineyard

Library! 2011 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon
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$65.00
/ 750mL
SKU: MW11CSRP

When you have great vineyards, you always have the opportunity to make great wine! Vineyard location, or terrior, is always of the utmost importance. In the 2011 vintage, which was characterized by the early rains, having the ideal vineyard site meant the difference between producing a world class wine and possibly not even harvesting your fruit. This vintage harkens to its Bordeaux roots with emphasis on finesse and subtlety versus heavy extraction and over-ripeness.
 
The nose is full of dark fruit, cigar box, earthen spice, and sweet oak. Lush on the entry, the wine has outstanding weight, especially for the vintage. Intense flavors of cherry cola and black currant give way to the more subtle nuances of chocolate, espresso and ripe olive. The depth of the 2011 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon is only overshadowed by its amazing balance, showing restrained acid on the finish. Prototypical of this appellation: Broad and complex tannins give this wine the wherewithal to age gracefully for the next 8-10 years. 
 
 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Rockpile
Vineyard Designation
Rockpile Ridge Vineyards
Composition
84% Cabernet Sauvignon 14% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc
Production
675
Fermentation
22 months in oak barrels 97% French and 3 % American
Alcohol %
14.3