Red

2011 Tusk Estates Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2019 - 2031 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Cali Fan Likes this wine: 97 points

    April 24, 2020 - Sometimes you have to drink something great during quarantine. I was expecting an above average 2011 but I wasn’t expecting it to be great. Medium bodied,not overpowering, smooth texture and fully expressive and loaded with fruit. Velvety and fully enjoyable. Best 2011 I’ve ever tasted. I love it!

  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 14, 2019 - Tusk Vertical 2011-2015 plus 2016 L'Orange - W/CSIMM1161; 9/13/2019-9/14/2019 (Seven Hills Restaurant, SF & Tusk Party): This wine was consumed at the Tusk party and not side by side like the 12-15 vintages. Did not take any formal notes, but it left a pretty distinct impression.

    An outstanding effort given the vintage. Everything was in great balance. The wine was expressive and wonderfully textured, with soft tannins that made it imminently approachable. There was a bit of the hallmark "green" notes that show up in this vintage, but it was not absent fruit and had some great earthy & mineral driven character. Tertiary notes of tobacco and mushroom also present. Definitely a bit more on the medium bodied and elegant side, this was in a really good place to drink.

  • csimm1161 wrote: 94 points

    September 14, 2019 - Tusk vertical - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (Seven Hills restaurant, SF + Tusk party - with Cristal2000): Blackberry, plum, black cherry pit, blackberry seed, underbrush, and some pyrazine and green peppercorn notes. Medium bodied (at least by Tusk standards), with a back end that tapered down into a more linear finish. A noble effort to be sure considering the challenges of the vintage. With extended air, it got a little plummy on the tail.

    Overall a great cut here, with enough flavor expansion to keep you going back for another sip. Balance is in check as well. Drink or hold, as the fruit is showing some nuanced layers, if just in baby steps. The frame-to-flavor ratio is notable here. Would be even better with food. 94+ points.

  • SAS54 Likes this wine: 98 points

    March 31, 2019 - In a head-to-head, blind tasting with a 2011 Brand and a 2011 Del Dotto Villa Del Lago, the Tusk was the winner. Held up extremely well over the course of dinner and was a crowd favorite.

  • pinotpinot Likes this wine: 97 points

    July 23, 2016 - well balanced, long finished, potential long aging wine

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Wine Definition

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

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 403 (44%)
  • Consumed 505 (56%)

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