Saturday, April 4, 2015

2011 Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, White Label

*Sample Received*

In their third decade of excellence, Cornerstone Cellars continues to amaze with each vintage produced. The quality and expression of the vineyard, make these wines a must in your glass and cellar. I have been a regular consumer of these wines for the past 6 years, and whether I'm drinking them or sharing them with friends, the outcome remains the same. Balanced, impeccable, food friendly are all great descriptors. My friends know great wine. Aged 22 months in french oak and is 88% Cabernet and 12% Merlot.

The nose on the 2011 exhibits dried herbs of sage and thyme followed by rich dark cherry notes which become very pronounced as the wine opens. Plum with hints of raspberry and espresso surrounded by toasted oak. Beautiful.

The mouth is full of ripe dark cherry and plum with a slight jammy raspberry. Cassis with dark chocolate mocha followed by toasted oak. The finish is long, juicy and elegant. I've tasted this over 5 hours and the wine keeps getting better. Wonderful expression of Cabernet!

Stop by the Tasting Room which has an relaxed inviting atmosphere where friends come to taste great wine.


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