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2011 Fantesca - Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
    • Variety
      Cabernet Sauvignon

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    SKU: 106315-2011-750-3A
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    • Self | Rating: 5

      Drink Dates: 2014-2017
      Author: will1408
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      Drink Dates: 2016-2019
      Author: ciaoa2t
    Fantesca Estate & Winery is rich with history, having originally been in the dowry of Caroline Bale when she married Charles Krug in 1860. Even then, the property was recognized as prime mountain vineyard land and the perfect place for a Spring Mountain winery. In 1889, a Cabernet made by Hannah Weinberger, one of the earliest female winemakers, won one of the first awards for a wine from the Napa Valley.

    In 2004, Minneapolis natives Susan and Duane Hoff purchased the property on which they founded Fantesca Estate. They teamed up with noted Napa father-son winemaking duo Nils and Kirk Venge to craft their wines. Their 1000-case Spring Mountain District winery released its first wines in the fall of 2005 - the 2002 Fantesca Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2004 Chardonnay from the Los Carneros District. In 2008 Fantesca welcomed veteran winemaker Heidi to their winemaking team.

    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

    • 58 bottles owned
    • 14 collectors
    • Average collector rating: 100
      (Out of 14 collectors)