Grassi Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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|Region||California, Napa Valley|
VinousThe 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeous. Cool, racy and impeccably polished, the 2011 impresses for its savory aromatics and intense, mineral-driven personality. Graphite, pencil shavings, white flowers, mint and plums are some of the many notes that emerge from the glass. The finish is long, pure and beautifully crafted. The 2011 isn't quite as exuberant as the 2010 or 2012, but it is beautiful in its own Old World-leaning way. This is a fabulous 2011.
Wine AdvocateThe estate's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is built on a serious core of freshness or minerality. Freshly cut flowers, bright red berries and sweet spices burst from the glass. The 2011 is tense, wiry and full of energy. It will be interesting to see where this goes over the next year. There is plenty of promise, although the 2011 is naturally a smaller-scaled wine, in keeping with the personality of the year. This barrel sample is just the Cabernet component, so the final blend is likely to be quite different. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.