1902SMALLERWe are so proud of our newest vintage of Estate 1856 Wines!  Our 2011 Bordeaux Blend and 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon “Barrel Reserve” were both placed in the top 32 wines out of 332 JUST Cabernet containing entries earning GOLD MEDALS!  The tasting of these top wines was held at the Old Mint in San Francisco and we enjoyed pouring these wines for enthusiastic wine lovers!  This event is coordinated by Affairs of the Vine and sponsored by the Bay Area Wine Society.


RESULTS:

Estate 1856 2011 Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma County, $42.00
55 cases produced
Female: Seductive dark aromas of plum, rhubarb and pepper lead to an intense palate. Sweet, dark fruit with spice in the mouth. The finish has a lovely herbal quality that lingers on the palate with silky tannins. 90

Male: Lovely, classic nose which needs a little coaxing at first but is definitely worth the wait. Very smooth, lovely and balanced in the mouth. Just enough tannin. It’s very harmonious and invites another taste, which is just as wonderful as the previous ones. 91

Estate 1856 2011 Bordeaux Blend
Sonoma County, $38.00
105 cases produced
Female: Dark fruit and black tea aromas and flavors capture the senses. Cassis, tobacco spice and a hint of menthol swirl on the palate. Fresh and lively with nice oak integration. 90

Male: Punch of fruit with an herbal left hook. Black cherry, cola, olive, and iodine aromatics with a slight smoky undertone. Big tannins and deep fruit intensity on the palate. Black plum and bitter chocolate flavors with an intense but well balanced blend of tannin and acidity. Lingering cola, coffee and toffee on the nice long finish. 93
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