Meyer Family Cellars

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

Cabernet Sauvignon •Fluffy Billows

California: Napa Valley: Oakville

Offer Expired:Feb 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$50.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Seventies

The Meyer Family is known to many for their founding of the legendary Silver Oak Cellars, which they sold long ago to the Duncan family. The family maintains a few vineyards in the Napa Valley that have been in the Meyer Family since the 1970’s, planted by the family to Cabernet Sauvignon as it became clear that the region was destined for greatness with the grape.

Their modern day 2011 is decidedly throwback in style. At 12.8% alc., it’s a delicious, spicy, young cool vintage Cab that could outlive the bigger wines. This could go 15-20 years. Wines made like this in the 1970’s still taste alive today. A sweet deal for $34.99.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Black crimson.

Smell:

Immediately recognizable as a cool vintage, Euro-style Cabernet Sauvignon with spicy mint, smoked paprika, pepper skin, tobacco, anise, black and red fruits. Not a big, ripe fruit bomb style at all. But that’s a good thing. A very traditional style of Napa Valley Cabernet made in the 1970’s by families like the Meyers.

Taste:

Young Cabernet grip with generous blackcurrant, tart plum, Asian spices, mint, juicy meatiness.

Finish:

The ripeness and sweetness are less present than the modern Cab standard. It has some grip to it now that likes the carafe. That initial Cab tightness opens up quickly. Swirl it like you mean it to get it out on the dance floor, and dinner table.

Pairing:

Next to that carafe should be a grilled flank steak, braised greens, and your main squeeze.

What the Winery Says

Winemakers
Matt and Karen Meyer
Grape Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard
Fluffy Billows, Oakville AVA, Napa Valley
Barrel
50% new, 50% seasoned French oak
Alcohol Content
12.8%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$50.00
Avg. Price
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