To Kalon 'The O.G.' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
This classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a magnificent example of what hands on winemaking and meticulous attention to detail on the vineyard and in the cellar can achieve. Nature brought yields down to a scant .83 ton per acre which resulted in perfectly ripened fruit the first week of October. Bright, dark ruby in the glass leads to aromas of licorice, Bing cherries, and a nice streak of minerality right down the middle. For such a young wine, the soft and layered mid palate exudes pedigree, while also being tactful and precise. The wine finishes with polished and focused tannins that consume the palate with a 30 second finish. With such small yields this wine is so densely packed with fruit and energy that it will likely out last mother time. Tuck this wine deep in the cellars and revisit it in 5-7 years or age it for 18-25 years to discover a real gem.
All 2011 wines will ship in Fall 2013.