2011 TR Passalacqua Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Block 2
This wine was tasted on January 26, 2019 from a 750ml bottle that was stored between 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit. Older vintages may show some bottle variation depending upon storage conditions and differences in cork density. Also, please note that some library bottlings may take an additional one to two weeks to process and ship.
The dark garnet color of the Block 2 is an indicator of the vibrancy and freshness it retains. Rich with sweet leafy oak, cassis, and leather notes on the nose, this wine reveals toffee, baking spice, and black currant flavors across the mid-palate. The tannins are present but are refined and softening, leading to a lingering finish. I suggest drinking now, and if cellared properly, up through 2025.
The vines of Block 2 grow in Arbuckle gravel loam on a steep, south-facing slope of the TR Passalacqua Vineyard. Two years of aging in Demptos French barrels smooth the tannins and lend toasty oak and spice to perfectly complement the fruit. Enjoy the delicious black plum flavors and nice level of acidity with your lighter Cabernet dishes as well as nuts and cheeeses.