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2011 BRAND Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2020 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • Eagle13 Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 15, 2021 - Decanted 2 hrs prior to consumption. Once this wine opened up, it was very pleasant with a rich, smoothe mouthfeel not typical of most 2011s. The tannins still slightly remained but were will integrated. It paired nicely with filet mignon. Drink em if you got em over the next yr.

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  • pgrzesik Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 15, 2021 - This is a fantastic wine - my 3rd bottle of the 2011 and it is just as good as the first one I had about a year ago. Opened it about 30 minutes prior to serving. Did not decant. Poured into my glass gave it a couple of swirls and was greeted with a very big bouquet of dark fruit, lavender, and hints of dark chocolate. The palate again is full bodied, rich, opulent, not overly extracted - but just powerful and muscular. Tannins are very well integrated. Finish is long.

    We paired this with home made hamburgers and it was such a treat. This is one of the better 2011s out there.

  • pgrzesik Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 31, 2020 - I last had this wine about 2 months ago and remember being blown away at how good this 2011 was. Not so much this time - while still very good, it did not have the life or vibrancy of the other bottle. The tannins are still very much there, good depth, structure, extracted fruit - but the last bottle just brought it to another level. Maybe it was just this bottle that was off? Looking forward to how the other bottles will do.

  • Hamersly wrote: 92 points

    July 23, 2020 - More red than dark fruit at this stage with nice hints of tobacco, cedar and spices. Good tannins and lively acidity. Followed over three hours. Needs more time, I'd expect this to drink in the 94/95 range in a few more years.

  • pgrzesik Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 24, 2020 - Wow! What a fantastic bottle of wine. I can undoubtedly say that this particular wine is the best 2011 wine I have ever had. Pulled this straight out of the wine refrigerator and poured a glass to see if it needed any decanting and I was immediately greeted with a beautiful bouquet of freshly baked blueberry pie, baking spices, cinnamon, stewed cherries, and a touch of eucalyptus. The palate - AMAZING - extremely deep, concentrated, and luscious. The tannins are perfectly integrated. The finish is long, smooth, and delicious. Drank this over 2 hours and after about 1 hour of air it started to show some it tertiary characteristics and kept improving over time.

    This wine really has it all. It is a masterpiece! You would never know that this was produced during an off vintage for Napa - extremely well made, pure expression of cabernet, and meticulous attention to detail when they made this wine. This is in its prime drinking window now and will be for the next 5 years I predict. Pair it with a BBQ, burger, or steak - this is a powerful wine that needs something equally bold to stand up to it.

    Bravo Brand!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer BRAND Napa Valley
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • In Cellars 398 (65%)
  • Consumed 218 (35%)

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