2011 TR Passalacqua Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Blocks 18 & 19
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.
Opening with a deep rich color in the glass, the 2011 Blocks 18 & 19 is led by a fragrant ensemble of red plum and cherry on the nose with a flutter of cranberries in the background. A wine of great weight and breadth on the palate, this Cabernet’s tannins set the stage for a finish that is long and lingering, with accents of sweet aged oak and a bit of cigar box. I suggest drinking this wine now through 2027.
Our most concentrated Cabernet gets its intensity of flavor from fruit grown in the ideally shaped eastern bowl of TR Passalacqua Vineyard. This terroir rewards us year to year with an elegant, balanced Cabernet which has been the cornerstone of the Passalacqua Cabernet’s since 2004. Blocks 18 & 19 grow in rich red, rocky soil and the small bunches they yield consistently have the focused, classic Cabernet fruit and the powerful tannins you have come to expect from these vineyard blocks.