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Gandona 2011 Encosta Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Gandona 2011 Encosta Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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2011 Gandona Estate Cabernet Sauvignon


With its inky purple color, a glorious nose of blackberry and blueberry liqueur, full-bodied mouthfeel, dense, pure notes interwoven with camphor, charcoal embers and spring flowers, this is stunning stuff and a great example of the Estate’s potential.
Feature: 750mL
Feature 6

Type

Red

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage

2011

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

15.3%

Appellation

California – Napa Valley

Robert Parker W

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Cellar Tracker

89 pts


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The Story

Gandona is rooted in tradition and a passion for transforming land into something extraordinary. It’s born from an estate that rests upon a sloping hillside high above the beauty of Napa Valley and Lake Hennessey – its vineyards, carved from the steep terrain and planted in four blocks, each possess their own distinct personality. The site of Gandona Estate had its beginnings just a few years earlier, when in 1862 Daniel K. Dille homesteaded the property, located just downhill from Pritchard’s future home. California had just experienced the silver rush and Napa County had recently been formed. Here, Dille worked as a laborer and maintained the land. The property sold several times throughout the years until the Bob Long family purchased it in 1966 and planted the site’s ?rst vineyard.

Feature 8
95-98 pts

The 2011 Gandona Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, is a lighter style of wine and their biggest cuvée (just under 750 cases). This wine is on a fast evolutionary track, with complex notes of cedar wood, licorice, blackcurrants and tobacco leaf, all from a medium-bodied wine with light tannin, luscious fruit and a delicious, supple mouthfeel. Drink it over the next decade.

87 pts
A generous red grown on Pritchard Hill with plum and blackberry fruit. It is quite obvious and direct with a soft middle filled with mocha and cocoa. Enjoy now.

Product Description:

Manuel Pires spent summers on his grandfather’s Quinta in the famed wine region of Douro. There, he made a promise to one day live life working the land. In 2006, Manuel and his wife, Cristina, purchased an estate on Pritchard Hill and began development of what would become Gandona Estate. Together with winemaker, Philippe Melka, and viticulturalist, Jim Barbour, they dedicate themselves to producing world-class wines. Encosta ("slope") Cabernet Sauvignon originates from the steeply terraced hillsides of Gandona Estate and its terra cotta-colored, volcanic soil. - Importer

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