2011 Flat Rock Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Flat Rock Ranch vineyard is located near the north corner of where Yountville Cross Road meets Silverado Trail, on State Lane. This prized, complex fruit from the Yountville Appellation is a result of unique geological and meteorological conditions: volcanic soils similar to the adjacent Stags Leap District, but also display ancient coastal deposits, and sedimentary and alluvial soils that provide beneficial stress for our vines. Marine air currents from San Pablo Bay to the south are caught when they reach the “Yountville Mounts,” providing a natural cooling effect that balances warm, sunny days that ripen the rich tannins of our hallmark Cabernet Sauvignon to elegant distinction.

Price $90.00

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Wine Profile

Production: 345 cases

Vineyard: 100% Flat Rock Ranch

Appellation: Yountville

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaking Style: 21 months in French oak, 50% new barrels

Alcohol: 14.8%

Opaque garnet hue; saddle and unlit cigar make for an alluring, masculine nose.  Cherry fruit leather dusted with white pepper mid-palate later reveal deeper tones of fennel and caramelized plum with a finessed grip. Melted road tar and rich blue fruit deliver a persistent, velvety finish.