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Cabernet Sauvignon, Melanson Vineyard 2011

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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.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
St. Helena
Vineyard designation:
Melanson Vineyard
Vintage:
2011
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
93

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Aging:
75% new French oak (20 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.7
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
195

Reviews

  • "93 points. 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.” (Wine Advocate)
  • “The highest selling debut offering at the 2014 Premiere Napa Valley is the exclusive bottling of Pulido~Walker’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Melanson Vineyard. Arkansas’ Cliffewood Wine Syndicate purchased the Lot of sixty bottles of this single vineyard designate wine for $65,000. Of the 225 wineries in the Auction, Pulido~Walker joined a handful that broke through the $1000 per bottle barrier." (PR Web)

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