2011 Jack London Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon thrives at Jack London Vineyards due to the optimum balance of warm morning sun and gentle cooling afternoon breezes, in combination with well-drained, deep, rich soils. The resulting wine from this Sonoma Mountain appellation is rich and complex with fruit aromas of dried cherries and black raspberries combine with aromatic notes of thyme, sage and a touch of mint vanilla. The wine has a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel with an excellent finish.

Winemaker Notes

The vintage of 2011 had mild growing conditions and the Jack London Vineyard produced a light crop load. The fruit was harvested over the course of several weeks in late September/early October as each vineyard block attained its maximum flavor and ripeness. After fermentation, the young wine was pressed and settled before being placed in barrels for aging. The resulting wine has rich mouthfeel, as well as powerful aromatics and fruit flavors. The wine is drinkable now, but should continue to develop for an additional five years.

Food Pairings

The intense and elegant flavors of the 2011 Jack London Cabernet Sauvignon complement a variety of hearty entrées, including roast beef and lamb.

Wine Profile

Sonoma Mountain

91% Cabernet Sauvignon
9% Merlot

25 months in 70% French and 30% American oak barrels


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