McGrail Vineyards

2011 McGrail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

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2011 McGrail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve


Vineyard Notes

Our estate vineyard grows 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and it includes clone 8 and 15.  The 2011 growing season was an improvement from 2010, but still cooler than our normal weather pattern in the Livermore Valley.  

The Wine:

Our 2011 McGrail Vineyards Cabernet Reserve was bottled on April 1st, 2014.  The dark red/purple hue opens to an intense dark fruit explosion.  You might notice cherry, cassis, and plum as you swirl your glass around.  On the palate this wine is as beautiful as it is on the nose.  The dark fruit is intermixed with smokey, toasty nuances and a hint of the earth.  The tannins are already approachable but very well balanced.  Enjoy this wine with a hanger steak topped with a cherry-shallot sauce.