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2011 Beau Vigne - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 90 WA
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 198768-2011-750-2B
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    For some reason, the more expensive 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve came across as slightly more earthy and oak-dominated, even though the wood treatment is the same for all of these wines. From a vineyard planted in volcanic soils near Atlas Peak, this wine is rich, well-made and full-bodied, but it is not singing to the same extent as the Juliet and Romeo. Perhaps it is just more restrained and has slightly higher tannin, giving it a firmness the other wines did not possess.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 4 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors