2011 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, clones 15 and 191
Appellation: Napa Valley, Sub-appellation: Mount Veeder
Vineyard: 100% Paratus Estate Vineyards
Elevation: 1,500 feet above sea level
Harvested : November 1, 2011
Alcohol: 14.4% | TA: .57 | pH: 3.82
Winemaker Massimo Monticelli employed 14 day fermentation, three punchdowns daily during peak fermentation, 14 day maceration, before pressing into 100% new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for 22 months.
“Aromas of fig, ripe raspberry, and dark cherry. Graphite notes. Pomegranate covered with dark chocolate layer this silky smooth wine. Balanced and richly textured. The depth of flavor and ripe, refined tannins are extraordinary.”
INTERNATIONAL WINE REVIEW
"Despite the cool vintage, the 2011 Paratus reveals both high acidity and excellent ripeness. It shows lovely black and red fruit aromas with hints of a wild character and minerals. On the palate it shows dry herbs, bay leaf, soft round tannins and a persistent finish. This wine is drinking beautifully now. 94 points."