The 2011 Tierra Roja is a wine of exquisite balance and provocative energy. While many vineyards bathed in mud during the rains of 2011, this vineyard shrugged off the storms to produce near-perfect grapes with an exceptional level of complexity and ripeness.
Cherry, raspberry, pencil lead, blueberry, cedar, tobacco leaf, and fresh bay are all among the descriptors for the 2011. However, these notes do not even begin to describe the deliciousness and energy that are present. Perhaps the greatest vintage of Tierra Roja ever made, the 2011 is a wine that will unfold it secrets in layers of pleasure that will run decades deep.
This wine is nothing short of a triumphant vindication of grand cru status for this storied vineyard.
This powerful, yet elegant, Cabernet Sauvignon will be the first wine that is made solely from the grapes of the Tierra Roja Vineyard of Oakville, Napa Valley. The vineyard was named for the rich, red soil that gives the red wines from this region their intense flavor. Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle’s Maya and Joseph Phelp’s Bacchus are just a few of the neighboring vineyards you may know.