Pulido Walker Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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|Region||California, Napa Valley, St Helena|
An anomaly of the wet 2011 vintage, Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon once again testifies to the advantages of this site above the valley fog. Prolonged development on the vine shows beautifully in the glass, with flavors of black fruit, crushed rock, and exotic white flower aromatics. One of only a handful of Napa Valley wines recognizable by smell alone, the unique texture and mid-palate of the Melanson consistently delights.
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard (a site on the glamorous Pritchard Hill) is one of the strongest efforts I have tasted from that vintage. Attractive notes of black raspberries and blueberries intermixed with a background hint of oak are followed by a wine with a creamy, medium to full-bodied texture that cuts a savory, evolved, delicious swath across the palate. It can be drunk now and over the next decade.