The Allomi vineyard lies in the gently rolling hills of northeastern Napa Valley, where the combination of a typically long, warm growing season and well-drained soils create optimal ripening conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon. The 210-acre vineyard is focused into 35 unique growing blocks with six different Cabernet clones that add diversity of flavors and complexity to wine.
That 2011 was unusal is an understatement. Challenging, perhaps. Limiting? Only in a sense. In the end, it’s a “winemaker’s vintage” where the skills and experience gained over many seasons of farming are put to the test. Elegant and age-worthy, it is a vintage to remember for both difficulties and ultimate success.
Lifted floral aromas with hints of cherry offset by vanilla and sandalwood. Black pepper spice lingers. Classic red Cabernet fruit joins a touch of blackberry and currant, with moderate but well integrated tannins and a soft, round mouthfeel. Recognizable accents from aging in American Oak bring a pleasant oak spice to the finish.