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WTN: 2011 Sonoma Cab.

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WTN: 2011 Sonoma Cab.

by Jim Grow » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:38 pm

2011 Liquid Sky Sonoma Cabernet: I have had this wine many times now and if this is my last bottle...boo hoo! Not a big fan of Sonoma Cabernets but this wine is the exception (other than wines like Verite...very expensive). abv of %14.9 and full of black currant and herb in equal parts plus a good bit of spice... I wish I had a few cases of this wine as it is just now approaching its plateau of maturity and might turn out to be exceptional in a few years. I am starting to believe that 2011 Napa/Sonoma cabs are undeserving of a semi-poor reputation but just needed more time in bottle.
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Re: WTN: 2011 Sonoma Cab.

by David M. Bueker » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:14 pm

2011 Napa & Sonoma Cabs will turn out just fine.
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Re: WTN: 2011 Sonoma Cab.

by Brian K Miller » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:48 pm

Just like (some) 1998s*.

* Unless one grows the cab in the cooler part of the RRV (Olivet Lane), then they may indeed be too under-ripe to taste good.
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Re: WTN: 2011 Sonoma Cab.

by David M. Bueker » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:50 pm

Why grow Cab there? It's fine Pinot territory.
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Re: WTN: 2011 Sonoma Cab.

by Brian K Miller » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:26 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Why grow Cab there? It's fine Pinot territory.


Stubborn?

In good years, though, it is fine Cabernet territory, too! At least in the hands of Bella Terra!
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