Private Reserve 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Award winning cult Cabernet from Oakville, Rutherford, and St Helena's best vineyards.
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- Napa Valley
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2030
Let it air out
While it may not be the "best value". Shocked at a 1 star review. This wine doesn't disappoint.
I don't know that it's a $150 wine, but it is very good. Deep and rich with a nice finish. The fact that it has a little age on helps I'm sure. Delicious
A Classic Beauty
Opened the bottle first with a Jarlsberg cheese and salami appetizer and later with a lamb chops, corn and mixed vegetables dinner. This was a perfect match. The wine was deep maroon in color. It was strong, dry and very smooth with the taste of dark berries and just a hint of oak. After that sip, you mouth would pucker and that taste would last a bit. It told me that I wanted another sip. This wine was definitely a keeper, but how much longer will it be around to savor? Taste it while you can.
Great Bottle of Wine
Sort of the essence of a big, complex Napa Cab. We opened it without a decant, probably should have, as the wine evolved really beautifully in the bottle after about an hour of aeration. At first, the wine was tannic, without any really notable fruit/oak/earth/minerality notes, but then you notice that great finish, where you start to taste the oak. It hangs for a nice, pleasant long-time. After about 15-20 minutes, the tannins abated, and the fruit began to sing a bit. Still, this is a very balanced wine, bordeaux like, without any component standing out. The fruit was the fruit, but the minerality/graphite began to shine. Became a very delicious, satisfying Napa Cab...the wine continued to evolve with the second pour...about 45 minutes later. Floral notes on the nose...the tannins basically disappeared.
I think with a 1-2 hour decant, this wine is in its prime. Just a delicious bottle, and probably appropriately priced. I'd order this one again.
Opened first bottle and was pleased. Intend to lay the rest down for a few more years.
Very different than the other private reserve vintages with strong nose and body opening up over time and a great wine in a tough year.
Fully bodied and incredibly aromatics! A quick decant will do the trick. Cannot wait to stock up!
I was disappointed
Not worth half
Great wine in a tough vintage
Everyone knows 2011 was a colder year in Napa and that some of the wines seemed to have a tough time reaching ripeness. This wine seems to have gone unscathed and might be my favorite of the Private Reserves. It has great acidity and lovely tannins to go along with it.
Great bottle that is only going to get better.
Loved the 2011. Very smooth taste. Will probably improve for the next several years. Shared with friends who raved about it as well.