2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Paso Robles
Vineyard Designation
Adelaida Springs Ranch
Harvest Date
Oct. 24th - Nov. 9th 2011
Acid
0.71
pH
3.71
Aging
22 months in barrel, 39% New French oak
Bottling Date
August 21st, 2013
Alcohol %
14.4
Stephen Tanzer's
89
Wine Advocate
90

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Another fine vintage for our beautiful Cab
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SKU: RW 1044
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Tasting Notes:
Our 2011 Rangeland Cabernet takes a step towards elegance this year with its higher acidity and fruit forward components.  You're greeted by aromas of ripe black cherry, cranberry, and a hint of vanilla.  The first sip will flood your senses with dark fruit flavors, evoking cherry, blueberry, and spicy notes of clove with a dash of cocoa.  The rich, silky mouthfeel is balanced by fresh acidity born of high elevation limestone slopes.  The long delicate finish is carried by ultrafine tannins. 

Grower Notes:
2011 was the 2nd vintage in a series of cool years that enabled long hang times in what has been our latest Cabernet harvest to date.  This wine is blended from several blocks that demonstrate the diverse geology of our Adelaida Springs Ranch estate vineyard. Blocks 2 and 5 are planted on rocky but rich limestone clays that produce wines of startling acidity (pH 3.3 to 3.5) and delicately exotic, often floral personalities. Blocks 6 and 8, although just downhill from Block 5, have sandstone soils that produce much softer, less acidic (pH 3.6 to 3.8), and earthier wines.  The grapes that were used to produce this blend were grown on 52% sandstone soils and 48% limestone soils.   We like our fruit to express the place and the vintage, so rather than adjust acidity with tartaric acid, we use the naturally acidic fruit growing on our limestone soils and blend these grapes pre-fermentation.  

Wine Profile
Ratings
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 90 by Jeb Dunnuck of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. He describes the wine this way "Also outstanding, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cab aged 21 months in 39% new French oak) offers classic cassis, thyme, tobacco leaf and underbrush-like qualities to go with a medium to full-bodied, pure and elegant style on the palate. It’s a rock-solid value that will evolve nicely through 2023."
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