ERA Napa Valley 1.5L 2011
About This Wine
On the nose: Soft cedar wood ending on dark cherries, cassis, gingerbread and bergamot, lingering on lilac, geraniums, and cloves
On the palate: Soft, velvety entrance evolving on ripe dark fruit like cassis and black cherry with plum, blueberries, and starfruit lingering on kirsch, lavender, and rose.
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: 100% barrel fermented
Aging: 22 months in 80% new French oak, 20% in 1 year old barrels
For the first time in the history of ERA, the 2011 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is because 2011 was the coldest vintage in 25 years, yielding wines with lower alcohol and higher acidity. In order to maintain ripeness, concentration and complexity, we blended Cabernet Sauvignon from all of our Single Vineyards into ERA Napa Valley 2011. This wine represents an amazing balance and has a great potential for aging.