2011 Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

Award winning cult Cabernet from Oakville, Rutherford, and St Helena's best vineyards.

$75.00

(8 Reviews)

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$75.00
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Private Reserve 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

$75.00

(8 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

Our 2011 vintage Cabernet Reserve is expressive and mysterious, with a complex array of exotic fruit and floral notes. Though there is no doubt that the 2011 vintage in Napa Valley had its challenges due to particularly cool weather during the growing season coupled with rain events during the harvest in October, good dirt continued to make good wines. Facets of leather, exotic spice and stone mesh with graceful floral and dark red cherry notes. Great sense of proportion on the palate with plush tannins and velvety finish.

  • Vintage
  • 2011
  • Appellation
  • Napa Valley
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.5%
  • Cases Produced
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2030
Cam Confidential

A winery owned by one of the biggest names in cult Napa Valley Cabernet has quietly changed hands. The vineyards themselves were not a part of the transaction, and because of the lack of continuity in vineyard sourcing for future productions, the winery's library collection became available. The Cameron Hughes Private Reserve Collection is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of one the world's most exclusive wine libraries.

Reviews

8 Reviews Total

RVB

Verified Purchase

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.

JC

Verified Purchase

Opened first bottle and was pleased. Intend to lay the rest down for a few more years.

jmp

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.

MB

Verified Purchase

Fully bodied and incredibly aromatics! A quick decant will do the trick. Cannot wait to stock up!

CGregory

Verified Purchase

Not worth half

Q

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.

david

Verified Purchase

Loved the 2011. Very smooth taste. Will probably improve for the next several years. Shared with friends who raved about it as well.

Ellenofthevine

I love the PR Collection - my husband and I have been lucky enough to buy two verticals. We cellared the first and the second we had with friends.

I know 2011 was supposedly not a strong year for Napa but 2011 is by far my favorite. Perhaps the temperatures fluctuations did not affect the best soils?

Anyhow, this wine has incredible aromatics, and the taste has such a dark fruit essence.

Thank you Cam for another amazing deal.