Ahnfeldt Napa Cabernet 2011 750 ml
Ahnfeldt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Ahnfeldt Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Napa Valley blended cabernet. As a grower of grapes in Napa Valley for over 25 years, we know that all great wines start in the vineyards. The grapes in this wine all come from our vineyards which we planted and nurtured. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc come from our Monticello Vineyard, in the foothills of eastern Napa Valley. The Merlot is from our Hardman Vineyards with its deep clay soil.
‰ۢ 88% Cabernet from our Monticello and Kreuse Canyon Vineyards, with a small amount from Diamond Mountain
‰ۢ 9% Cabernet Franc
‰ۢ 2% Merlot
‰ۢ 1% Petit Verdot
Crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks
Aged in 100% French Oak, 50% new
Barrel aged for 30 months
With rich aromas of fruit, the wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth with elegant tannins, hints of toasty oak, with a long finish.
This beautiful blended Cabernet recently won a Gold medal in America‰۪s largest wine competition, the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which judged over 5000 wines. The amount produced was very small ‰ÛÒ 225 cases.
This wonderful wine has a bouquet of rich cherries, cassis, a hint of chocolate and berries. The entry is smooth with wonderful fruit flavors, a hint of toasty French Oak, and fine tannins. The mouth coating flavors are followed by a smooth long finish.
With dark ruby red colors, saturated to the rim, the aromas are dominated by bright black cherry, cola berry, and toasty oak. Other nuances include tobacco, earthiness, and rose water. The entry is big, lush, round, with medium to full body. The evolution is concentrated with impeccable balance and showing excellent middle palate. The finish is long with mouth coating tannins.
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