2011 Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Pellet Vineyard, Napa Valley

Location is everything!  A new Cabernet Sauvignon to the Quivet Cellars line up, the Pellet Vineyard sits a stone's throw to Andy Beckstoffer's Dr. Crane Vineyard in St Helena. 2011 Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Pellet Vineyard, Napa Valley

This clone 4 Cabernet comes out a little frisky for a first timer.  Scents of clove spice and cherry pie interplay off each other producing a wine that explodes on the nose and palate.  A rush of 'liqueur like' fruit warms the senses with its opaque ruby color and viscous nature.  The body of this wine is deep, rich, full bodied, with loads of black cherry fruit intermixed with crushed rock, truffle, Belgium chocolate and a hint of creosote.  On the finish it is medium bodied with moderate tannin, sweet fruit and a surprising softness as well as forwardness for the vintage.

This wine has some structure, being the young vine-new kid to the block, so lay this down for two or three years and you will be rewarded nicely.  Drinks well on release with extended decant and will hit its peak drinking window with a 5-10 years of age.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
95 cases produced

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