2011 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Paso Robles
Today’s Frisby Cellars 2011 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is the Wine Spies debut for winemaker Josh Frisby. Josh is a very busy dude - on top of handcrafting excellent wines, he spends his “off-hours” putting out literal fires for the Orange County Fire Authority.
Today’s Cab is a lovely blend of a very aromatic nose paired with a more subdued, extracted palate. The rich, bold dark fruit flavors, paired with just the right amount of velvety tannin and acidity, had us planning our summer barbecue. We feel this wine would be an excellent accompaniment to a well-marbled steak, perfectly grilled over charcoal (is your mouth watering yet?!).
We highly recommend this palate pleasing and wallet friendly Cab. Don’t miss out!
Foreboding sanguine with hints of magenta at the center of the glass and a pretty pink ring around the edge.
Super fruity and aromatic on the nose, with cherry cordial, blackberry jam, and stewed plum laid overtop cassis, fresh cedar wood shavings, nearly caramelized sugar, and touches of sage and rosemary.
Reduced dark fruit of dark plum, black cherry, and boysenberry mingle with subdued earthy tones of sandalwood, espresso bean, dark chocolate, sage, and a hint of black peppercorn.
Very elegant and refined, with flavors that coat the mouth, the finish is very well balanced, leaving you with a touch of super dark chocolate at the tip of the tongue.
A perfectly grilled skirt steak, prepared in a marinade of soy sauce, brown sugar, Mexican chili powder, and fresh lime juice.
What the Winery Says
The finest premium grapes were hand selected for Cabernet, de-stemmed, crushed, and placed into small open-top bins to cold soak for maximum extraction prior to fermentation. During the two-week fermentation, the skins were punched down by hand three times a day to develop rich color and fine tannins. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was placed into small French oak barrels and aged for 20-months prior to bottling.
Our 2011 Cabernet is the latest vintage of our multi-award winning Cabernet Sauvignon. This limited production Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant and refined, presenting an attractive mix of cherries, blackberries, and currants, complemented by balanced acidity, spices, and notes of toasty oak from aging 20-months in French oak. Firm, well-rounded tannins provide excellent structure and length to the finish of this complex, well-balanced wine.
- Josh Frisby
- Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
- Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 20 months in French oak
About the Winery
Our mission is to source the finest grapes from distinguished Central Coast vineyards and produce premium hand crafted wines to be offered at an affordable price. We produce our wines in Paso Robles and perform all cellaring and bottling operations at our Orange County Urban Winery and Tasting room. Our Orange County tasting room is open for wine tasting on weekends and by appointment during the business week. Frisby Cellars is committed to producing excellent vibrant wines for OC restaurants, wine stores and for purchase at our tasting room. Further, in an effort to give back to our OC roots, Frisby Cellars partners with various OC charity organizations and participates in many fundraising events by offering wine tastings and donations.