J. Doran Vineyards

2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Sep 03, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$48.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

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For Reals

Is there such thing as the terroir of the winemaker?

What can we say about winemaker Chris Doran? Well, in addition to making fantastic wines, Chris is one heck of an incredibly nice guy! Which, we believe, contributes to the quality of his wines.

Today’s J. Doran Vineyards 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a youthful wine that is ready to drink now. It will also continue to improve over the next several years, so please be sure to add a few extra bottles to your cart. At today’s price, this budget-friendly Napa Cab represents a terrific value.

Enjoy this big wine with an equally hearty meal, like a grilled steak or a nice fatty prime rib.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Inky sanguine hued throughout, with a robust darkness at its heart.

Smell:

Deep and richly condensed aromas of dark plum and black cherry overlap summer earth, coffee bean, cocoa powder, and dried Provençal herbs.

Taste:

Absolutely mouth coating, with lush dark fruit, earth, and dark spices enveloping your palate. Roasted plum, cherry and blackberry lead the way, with hints of sweet tobacco leaf, darkly roasted espresso bean, dark chocolate, toasty dark baking spices, and tarragon hitting home as well.

Finish:

For serious Cab lovers, this one is right up your alley. Voluptuous dark flavors are paired with a touch of structure and well-integrated tannins.

Pairing:

Grilled filet mignon, served with a homemade Dijon mustard herbal butter.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Christopher Doran
Appellation
Napa Valley
Fruit Variety
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Cooperage
19 months in French oak
Production Notes
50 cases produced

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Sep 03, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$48.00
Avg. Price
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