Lot 439 | 2011 Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

A small-batch Lot release from a Napa vineyard using secret European vineyard clones.

$25.00

(12 Reviews)

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Lot 439 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Lot 439 | 2011 Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

$25.00

(12 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Ripe aromas of berries and savory oak, augmented by tobacco leaf and mocha. The palate is bright, exhibiting flavors of candied red fruits, blackberry, and currant, ending with a lingering finish of oak and vanilla. 2011 may have been a challenging vintage, but you wouldn’t know it by tasting this wine – all the color, extraction, and structure that you’d expect from a Napa Valley Cabernet in a riper vintage.

  • Vintage
  • 2011
  • Appellation
  • Napa Valley
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 15.1%
  • Cases Produced
  • 225
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2022
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Born from secret vineyard clones (smuggled into Napa from a European estate known for producing brighter and more exotic Cabernets), the coming out party for this vineyard’s original vintage arrived with a bang at its auction debut over a decade ago, when it was bested by only two other wines in a group of 100 (one of which was Shafer’s Hillside Select). Originally produced for the owner's eponymously named winery, this wine ended up being surplus goods, and we were happy to take it off his hands.

Reviews

12 Reviews Total

Alcestis Cooky

Verified Purchase

2011 might have been an off year, but this wine didn't read that book.
It was a stupendous wine. Opened a bottle last year and just a few days ago...stupendous still describes it.
It had a lot of great flavor, not too tanniny. Some berry flavor, maybe some chocolate. And the flavor developed in the glass as it was left open to the air. Glad I got a case of it!
I hope Cameron and gang get some in from this vineyard in the 2012 and 2013 years. If this wine tastes this good in an off year, I can't imagine how magnificent it might taste in vintage years.
Salud!

JB

Verified Purchase

A delicious cab, opened July '15 and left to breathe for an hour or two before starting to drink. Berry and mocha (leaning towards coffee) came through nicely. Wish I'd picked up a few more bottles before it sold out!

Tim

Verified Purchase

2011 was difficult vintage for some, but Cam picked up this gem which defies that vintage. As always great with food.

MartinL

One of the best CH wines to date. Not your typical cab and an outlier in the 2011 vintage. Vanilla, fresh tires, just the right level of acidity. It drinks very well with a decant now and will hold for a few years to come.

Ross

Verified Purchase

This wine is absolutely one of the best of my recent Cameron Hughes purchases.
Was ready to order another case so was very disappointed (but not surprised) to find that it is sold out.

Claire

Verified Purchase

Tough year for cab but this cab is bold. Different than your typical Napa cab, but excellent. Drink with a hearty meal - your friends will be impressed. Make sure to decant.

Graham, NY

Verified Purchase

This is delicious - Cam mentioned this was a special production made from European vine clones, and you can taste the difference vs your typical blow-your-face-off Napa Cab. As good a Napa release as I've ever sampled.

Dan

Verified Purchase

I found this wine to be a bit thinner and to have a little more acid than the others I've had so far (Lots 555 and 545).
Opened up nice after a couple hours, Went great with the Lamb Chops we had.
Really thought the tobacco and cigar box notes stood in the nose and on the palate.
Great food wine.

Alcestis

Verified Purchase

This is a big wine, not a wimp. But it is excellent. It is different from your average cab -- almost an exotic big flavors -- nothing too subtle about it. But it didn't have any raw edges. You have to let it breathe, and you don't serve it with anything dainty.
But it's a really bold tasty wine and something very different for a Napa Cab.

David

Verified Purchase

An outstanding wine.