Antonio Galloni, VinousThe 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is all about grace. One of the most floral, perfumed wines of the vintage, the 2011 impresses for its balance and sense of proportion. There are no hard edges or green notes in the 2011, even though the wine is smaller scaled than normal. Today, the 2011 is quite open and accessible, but I would not be surprised to see it tighten up in bottle. The bright acidity of the year lingers on the finish. Ric Forman shortened macerations by 50% and opted for gentle extractions. The 2011 also saw a little less new oak than normal.
Robert Parker, The Wine AdvocateReviewer, Antonio Galloni - The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a striking, totally gorgeous bouquet. Medium in body, the 2011 impresses for its beautiful aromatics and fine overall balance. The 2011 is a decidedly mid-weight, gracious Cabernet. Hints of spice box and cassis inform a finish laced with suggestions of Bordeaux’s Left Bank. It will be interesting to see where the wine goes over the coming year and if it puts on weight once it is in bottle. In 2011 yields were down 50% because of the poor weather. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2026.