CIMAROSSA CABERNET SAUVIGNON RIVA DI PONENTE VINEYARD HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2011


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生産者  :Cimarossa Vineyards
ワイン名 :Cabernet Sauvignon
収穫年  :2011
生産地  :Howell Mountain/Napa Valley

ブドウ畑 :Estate / Riva Di Ponente Vineyard 

ブドウ品種:100% Cabernet Sauvignon

アルコール:14.8%

価 格  :$90

生産量  :248cases

ワインメーカー:Mia Klein

Produced & Bottled By Cimarossa Vineyards

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Note: 

The 2011 vintage started with a wet spring followed by a generally cool summer, prolonging the growing season and kicking off harvest on the late side. Early autumn rains prompted growers and wineries to pick many varieties at lower brix. Lucky for Howell Mountain, the wind kept the grapes dry and the additional sunlight allowed us to let the fruit hang through the rains and we were able to pick at peak ripeness. Riva di Ponente translates to 'steep bank where the sun sets.' Grapes are sourced from a 1.4 acre vineyard block with full western exposure. This is probably our warmest block due to the afternoon sun. The soil is a black volcanic rock. "One of the more distinctive wines made on Howell Mountain, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Riva di Ponente is laced with savory herbs, smoke, tar, licorice, anise, orange peel and white pepper. There is an exotic flair that is impossible to miss here. The 2011 impresses for its volume, resonance and pure breadth."~ Antonio Galloni