International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Bright ruby. Blackberry, cassis, leather and a hint of nutty oak on the rather reticent nose, with suggestions of superripe fruit that may come from some Calistoga fruit that was harvested on November 7. Lush and savory on the palate, with coffee, mocha, clove and herbs nicely accenting the dark berry fruit. Tannins are reasonably ripe but a touch dusty and less refined than those of the 2012.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2014
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89Made in a much lighter style, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvee is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 18 months in French oak. It offers up notes of cedarwood, tobacco leaf, underbrush and red and black currants. Medium-bodied with soft tannin and low acidity, it will need to be drunk over the next 7-8 years.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 62 bottles owned
- 17 collectors