The deep blackberry color carries through on the nose, mingled with wild boysenberry and anise. On the palate, there are more black fruits combined with a smooth, elegant texture. The gentle black tea and espresso notes along with dense fruit make this wine easy to pair with a wide range of dishes.
The 2011 Arnold Palmer Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a prized collection of vineyards in California. The 2011 vintage experienced some of the coolest growing conditions of this century. These lower temperatures allowed the grapes to ripen on the vine for an extended period of time. This produced concentrated and elegant flavors as the grapes matured.
In 2011, the hallmark of the vintage is the sophisticated characteristics of old world growing conditions such as lower alcohol and supple tannins. The grapes were fermented for two weeks at warm temperatures and followed with extended maceration, extracting maximum ripe flavors and supple tannins. The wine was aged in oak barrels for sixteen months and then bottled in May 2013.