Cabaud Mon Hommage Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Save $38.05 (22%)
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Powerful, yet graceful, with a balance of red cherry, black cherry, creamy blueberry and blond tobacco on the nose. On the palate this wine is rich and full bodied with perfectly balanced, soft tannins. Red and black fruit flavors along with blond tobacco, creme de cassis and cedar linger long into the finish.
From St. Helena in Napa, the Cabernet Sauvignons were tasted too late for the big Napa report published in the October issue. Both are nearly all Cabernet Sauvignon with a small dosage of Petit Verdot that come from a vineyard on Glass Mountain planted in Obsidian and clay soils. Made from tiny yields (a single cluster per shoot), the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Mon Hommage performed well, offering sexy black currant fruit intertwined with notions of unsmoked cigar tobacco, espresso roast, white chocolate and damp earth. Full-bodied with velvety tannins, it should drink well for a decade.