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Wine Spots Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes

The 2011 Wine Spots Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is supple and elegant, offering a rich array of cherry, currant, blackberry, cedar and chocolate notes. Aged in French oak to bring out balanced, silky tannins.
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Food Pairings

Enjoy with heavy dishes like roast beef, grilled steak, hearty meat stews and hard cheeses.
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The Napa Valley

The Napa Valley is widely considered one of the top wine regions in California and the United States. Though small in size, the Napa Valley consists of 14 appellations with unique micro-climates and varying soils, offering ideal winemaking conditions. A combination of maritime climate, mountain and valley topography and varying soil conditions combine to offer ideal conditions for growing a broad range of grape varietals.
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The Vineyards

The fruit for the 2012 Wine Spots Cabermet Sauvignon was sourced from the Stags Leap and Coombsville AVAs. The Stags Leap vineyards are planted in gravelly soils with sunny exposure that result in wines with balanced acidity and fine-grained tannins. The vineyards in the Coombsvilla AVA are planted in gravelly, well-drained hillside soils that are exposed to sunlight at low temperatures, producing wines with a dense palate and great structure.

The Winemaking

Harvest occurred at the beginning of September through October, allowing the grapes to develop deep fruit intensity. The grapes were stainless steel fermented and received extended skin contact before being transferred to barrels. The wine was aged in small French oak barrels and underwent malolactic fermentation and then racked prior to bottling.

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Critics Gold Medal Winner

Critics Gold Medal
- 2013 Critics Wine Challenge

Silver Medal Winner

Silver Medal
2013 San Diego Wine Competition

Highly Recommended

Highly Recommended
"Fresh and earthy. Distinct aromas of green and red bell pepper. Silky smooth on the palate with plenty of piquancy and tart blackberry and cranberry flavors. Dusty tannins are grippy on the finish."
- 2013 Ultimate Wine Challenge

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