Promontory Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

A friend had a “reduction party” as he was needing to thin out his cellar. Definitely a party I’m happy to attend! In my opinion, I feel like it’s tough to judge a producer from this vintage. There is no doubt though that talented winemakers were still able to achieve gorgeous wines, and this meets the threshold. Compared to other ‘11s, this was a bit more dense than expected with nice ripe notes. I have to admit, this reminded me of ripe Bordeaux...it has aromatics of saddle leather, baked red and black fruits, fig, cassis and even some graphite. On the palate, the fruit is slightly muddled and soft, with pipe tobacco, mulberries, dates, and chocolate. Softened tannins at the finish. I’m thinking this may be in its peak drinking window.

A friend had a “reduction party” as he was needing to thin out his cellar. Definitely a party I’m happy to attend! In my opinion, I feel like it’s tough to judge a producer from this vintage. There is no doubt though that talented winemakers were still able to achieve gorgeous wines, and this meets the threshold. Compared to other ‘11s, this was a bit more dense than expected with nice ripe notes. I have to admit, this reminded me of ripe Bordeaux...it has aromatics of saddle leather, baked red and black fruits, fig, cassis and even some graphite. On the palate, the fruit is slightly muddled and soft, with pipe tobacco, mulberries, dates, and chocolate. Softened tannins at the finish. I’m thinking this may be in its peak drinking window.

9.6

Peter Hladun

So much power and refinement at the same time. Incredible wine!

So much power and refinement at the same time. Incredible wine!

9.7

Edmond Ng

Robust, fruit forward, smoother than the first time I had it around a year ago.

Robust, fruit forward, smoother than the first time I had it around a year ago.

9.3

Aaron Hamrock

We decided to do a little east vs west. Blackberry, anise with a touch of coffee and vanilla. Fantastic wine for such a difficult vintage.

We decided to do a little east vs west. Blackberry, anise with a touch of coffee and vanilla. Fantastic wine for such a difficult vintage.

9.4

LM Segal Delectable Pro

Would've been way smarter to taste the '11 separate from the '09 & '12....but I'm not known for restraint in Harlan territory. Again the perfect extraction, nose a bit reticent. Lively, juicier palate, class act but not on the same class as the others.

Would've been way smarter to taste the '11 separate from the '09 & '12....but I'm not known for restraint in Harlan territory. Again the perfect extraction, nose a bit reticent. Lively, juicier palate, class act but not on the same class as the others.

9.2

Daniel Taub

Good. But doesn't deliver as other high quality Napa Cabs from the challenging 11 vintage

Good. But doesn't deliver as other high quality Napa Cabs from the challenging 11 vintage

9.2

Eric L.

Very nice for a difficult vintage. Great structure.

Very nice for a difficult vintage. Great structure.

9.3

Sara Gasteazoro

Happy 50th Juan! Awesome wine with great company!

Happy 50th Juan! Awesome wine with great company!

9.4

Grant Everett

Quite possibly best 2011 I've had

Quite possibly best 2011 I've had

9.6

Edmond Ng

Surprisingly ready to drink. It is very nice. Typical good American wine.

Surprisingly ready to drink. It is very nice. Typical good American wine.

9.3

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