2011 First Temptation Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Philippe Melka's Tasting Notes:

"This wine is explosive on the nose with wild berries, chocolate, cookie dough, and dark cherries. Once on the palate the wine is dense, fleshy and powerful with a great concentration. The mid palate is showing powerful tannins and finishing with notes of sage and cloves. There is a lasting finish of crushed rocks and blueberries. The wine is showing very well right now and has a great aging potential."

93 Points & Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast
"Jammy, rich and leathery, this full-bodied robust wine has a touch of smoke lingering in the back, beneath soft, well-integrtaed oak. Juicy, it's enjoyable now, while being structured enough to go another decade or so."  - Virginie Boone

89 Points - Wine & Spirits

"Philippe Melka makes this wine for a group of friends from Park City, Utah. It’s a ripe 2011, plummy and sweet, edged by acidity that adds to the juiciness of the wine. The alcohol is present, fully cloaked in the fruit and tannins of the wine. This is clean and simple, best to enjoy now."

Gold Medal in 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Competition.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 21 & 26, 2011
pH
3.81
Aging
27 Months in 100% New French Oak
Bottling Date
February 18, 2014
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Profile
Production
188 Cases