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2011 MELANSON, Magnum

2011 MELANSON, Magnum

This limited release wine is a wonderful example of the unique Terroir of this exceptional area. Inky black in color, with soft velvety tannins, black fruit aromas and earthy notes show the intensity and character of this site.


"A balanced, beautiful cabernet sauvignon. Full body but balanced and refined, with a lovely tension and freshness. Drink now." - James Suckling (91 Points)

* 91 Points - James Suckling*
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SKU: WRL3091
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
St. Helena, Napa Valley
Acid
5.5 g/L
pH
3.7
Aging
21 months in 60-gallon Allier and Center of France French oak barrels
Residual Sugar
DRY
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Inky black in color, with soft velvety tannins, black fruit aromas and earthy motes show the intensity and character of this site.
Awards
♦ 91 Points - James Suckling
Vineyard Notes
Melanson vineyard rests high on the eastern hills of the Napa Valley, overlooking the town of Saint Helena. The location, known as Pritchard Hill, is touted for its steep, well-drained slopes and rugged volcanic soils. This limited release wine is a wonderful example of the unique terroir of this exceptional area.
Food Pairing Notes
This bold single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon pairs beautifully with filet mignon, roast duck, or venison with wild mushrooms.
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