2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pedregal Vineyard, Oakville
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Glass-staining ruby. Heady aromas of cherry compote, pipe tobacco and vanilla bean, along with smoke and incense accents and a hint of candied rose. Fleshy and appealingly sweet, offering sappy red fruit flavors and a suave floral quality that expands with air. Velvety tannins build slowly on the finish, with the vanilla and rose notes strong echoing. Quite generous for the vintage, with the depth and structure to age.