Nadia 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
I wanna be around when this one grows up! At three, it’s showing its potential but with a lot of upside yet to go!
Just the Facts:
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard
92% Cabernet Sauvignon
6% Cabernet Franc
Barrel Age: 20 months
Brix at Harvest: 25.7 – 26.3
Soil Composition: Sandy Loam
Elevation: 2800 – 3600 ft.
Trellising System: Vertical Shoot Positioning
Produced by Laetitia Winery
Retail Price: Around $35
Impressions Beyond the Facts:
At the Start: cola, violets and lavender
In the Sip: Black cherry and cola, root beer, blueberries, strawberries with maybe a hint of licorice. Kind of a really interesting, earthy, morel mushroom note in the background. Amazingly, some peach in the front.
At the Finish: Firm, grippy tannins that just hold on forever.
On the Plate: Served with pan-seared sirloin steaks and red wine pan sauce (no, I didn’t use the Nadia for the sauce) and Caesar salad.
The Wrap: Decant this sucker and wait a while, you’ll be rewarded for your patience.
The Rating: 9 Corks!