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Vintage
2011
Cave 7
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep within the hillside on the Pine Ridge estate lies nearly a mile of caves in which we store our treasured wines. Tucked away farthest into the mountainside is Cave 7, the most secluded wing of the system. We present to you a Cabernet Sauvignon that expresses depth, richness and complexity worthy of its namesake.

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750 ml
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Cave 7 Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes
This dense ruby wine enchants the nose with an opulent bouquet of intense and enticing red berry and candied cherry aromas, shrouded in wisps of dried rose, bay leaf and cinnamon sugar toast. The palate is dense and sumptuous, opening with luscious dark fruit flavors of blackberry preserves and black cherry tart that give way to touches of dark baking chocolate, olive tapenade and tobacco leaf. The finish is supple and lingering, framed by fine tannins and a touch of smoky oak.
Production Notes
The mild 2011 vintage allowed for a long hang time, resulting in evenly ripe, complex flavors in the berries. The fruit for this wine was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness late September to late October. Fermentation took place at a high temperature to ensure that maximum extraction was achieved before the wine was racked to 30% new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for a total of 18 months before bottling.
Vineyard Notes
The fruit for our 2011 Cave 7 Cabernet Sauvignon was specially chosen from a collection of our favorite vineyards across our 200 acres of estate property. The majority of this vintage’s grapes were sourced from our select blocks in Rutherford and Oakville as well as the winery’s home Stags Leap District vineyard.
Food Pairing Notes
Deep and alluring, this vintage of our Cave 7 Cabernet would prove an excellent foil to a hearty meal, such as pan-roasted duck breast with winter squash and huckleberry sauce, or a portobello mushroom burger with grilled onions, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. It would also partner deliciously with Abbaye de Belloc, a Basque ewe’s milk cheese.

Wine Analysis

Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Aging
Up to 7 years
Alcohol %
14.2