2011 Corra Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon from United States
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Tasting notes: "Cooler years give warm rocky hillsides an opportunity to showcase their aromatic intensity, and the 2011 Corra Cabernet , hailing from a slightly cooler vintag...
- 93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"Corra's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon captures both the essence of the house style and the vintage. Tobacco, savory herbs, leather and dark fruit all inform a textured, inviting Cabernet Sauvignon loaded with class. The 2011 will drink well on release and for at least another handful of years beyond. The aromatics are savory and floral, but the expression of fruit is pure Corra and pure Celia Welch."
"Cooler years give warm rocky hillsides an opportunity to showcase their aromatic intensity, and the 2011 Corra Cabernet , hailing from a slightly cooler vintage, offers a beautiful example of this. While the aromas display the typical raspberry, cherry jam, and vanilla notes that the combination of benchland and hillside vineyards consistently offer, in this gentler season we also find a stronger note of savory thyme, forest floor, and a hint of anise seed. The warmth of the berry fruits and the savory notes of the spice and earth elements combine to create a sense of completeness throughout the palate impression. On the finish, the sweetness of juicy raspberries lingers gracefully as the silky tannins slowly fade." - Winery
Vineyards and Winemaking:
"Harvested between October 20 and 22, 2011, from three vineyard sources in Rutherford, Oakville, and Pritchard Hill, the grapes for Corra Cabernet were all carefully grown, hand-harvested, and double-sorted prior to fermentation. The vineyards were each fermented individually and kept on skins for approximately 4 weeks, then gently pressed and transferred to 75% new French oak barrels for approximately 21 months. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration on July 15, 2013." - Winery
93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|