2011 Seaver Vineyards Diamond Mountain District "GTS"" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon "

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$349.99
Size 750ML
Vintage 2011
Region New York
Color Red
Country United States

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2011 Vintage Winemaker’s Notes

On the whole, 2011 was the toughest, most challenging vintage in recent memory. Early rain, late rain and a wide spread botrytis outbreak wreaked havoc with many sites. Everyone, regardless of location, required expert farming and precise attention to detail. Without it, the vintage could have been a total loss. As it so often happens, location was paramount. Fortunate sites in 2011 were either upvalley or high atop the hills with great exposure, like Seaver. Being near the top of Diamond Mountain, we avoided the valley floor fogs that plagued early October. The shallow soils kept everything dry and intact until we were able to harvest perfectly ripe fruit that required minimal sorting.

The 2011 GTS Estate is slightly brooding as one would expect from a young mountain wine. The fine tannins grab just slightly upon entry leading to blue and black fruits with remarkable depth and purity. The mouthfeel and texture, which are hallmarks of the Estate, are front and center once again. The fruit remains highlighted as the acidity keeps the wine fresh and long through the finish. Decant if drinking near-term.

The NLS, formerly known as Nancy’s Fancy, is the more approachable of the offerings, given in large part to the healthy dose of Clone 7 this wine receives. Dusty and red fruited, structured by lithe natural acidity, one is struck by the completeness of the wine at this early stage. Drink now – 2024.

Thomas Rivers Brown

2011 Seaver Vineyards Diamond Mountain District "GTS"" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon "

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