2011 Red Wine, Oakville, EE Cuvee
As always, this is our largest, most powerful wine. It attacks you in waves. The Cabernet Sauvignon core brings vibrant red fruit flavors of raspberry and cherry, while the Cabernet Franc adds phenolic weight in the back of the mouth. This vintage incorporates Cabernet Sauvignon from the Tench Vineyard in Oakville, which has crazy, red rocky soils. The Cabernet Franc comes from a tiny two-acre block that is a hundred yards from our beloved Showket vineyard. These great sites produce a wine that has a loud, strong voice. The aromas grab your attention and the textures beg you to come back for more. Like the man we named this wine after, it is impossible to ignore.