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2011 Olema Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

About the Wine:  The 2011 Olema Cabernet Sauvignon, made by Amici Cellars, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from selected vineyards in Sonoma County. The wine is complex and structured with layers of red and blue fruit flavors. The addition of Merlot and Cabernet Franc to the blend add a velevty mouthfeel and a depth and complexity to the finished wine.

2011 Vintage:  The 2011 growing season was cool and temperate, which allowed great acid retention in the fruit and extended time for flavor development without the higher sugar levels associated with warmer growing conditions. As a result, this vintage produced elegant, well-balanced wines with appealing fruit, good structure, and moderate alcohol levels.

Winemaker Notes:  A brilliant dark ruby in color, this wine is robust with aromas of violets, black cherry, and blueberry. Flavors of cassis and blueberry are lush and pronounced on the palate, followed by hints of roasted coffee and cedar. Expansive fine grained tannins support a savory mouthfeel and a long finish.
--Joel Aiken

Alcohol:  13.9%

Appellation:  Sonoma County

Barrel Aging:  Aged in 30% new French oak barrels, 16 months

Blend:  87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

Retail Price : $22.50



 

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