2011 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2011 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of fruit from all three of our estate vineyards, about half from Red Winery, 30 percent from Stone, and 20 percent from the Pyramid. The heavy contribution of Red Winery to the blend accounts for the bright, high-tone character of the 2011.
At first whiff this wine comes across as fairly young and tightly wound, but after a few minutes in the glass, it opens incredibly, showing Pinot-like floral aromas, along with raspberry and cherry and notes of allspice and anise. Cherry and dusty cocoa dominate the palate, and the finish is long and a bit flinty. This wine should age for a long time. Drink 2016 to 2026.