J. Doran Vineyards
2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
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.
Inky sanguine hued throughout, with a robust darkness at its heart.
Deep and richly condensed aromas of dark plum and black cherry overlap summer earth, coffee bean, cocoa powder, and dried Provençal herbs.
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.
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.
Grilled filet mignon, served with a homemade Dijon mustard herbal butter.
What the Winery Says
- Christopher Doran
- Napa Valley
- Fruit Variety
- 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
- 19 months in French oak
- Production Notes
- 50 cases produced