Quails' Gate Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Wine Review
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Okanagan Valley, BC VQA, Canada
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
Rich, dark, layered and full-bodied with fleshy black plums and berries that you can almost squeeze with your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Yet this is a dry and balanced wine wrapped in mocha and toasty oak. Balanced with a long finish. One of BC's and Canada's best wine producers.
Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: cocoa and black pepper rubbed beef tenderloin or leg of lamb..
This Quails' Gate Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 was reviewed on February 1, 2014 by Natalie MacLean
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|Dean Engemoen rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Limited and tough to find for a reason. 2011 was far from a banner year for red wines in the Okanagan, but this is still tasty. Cherries and cranberries greet your nose. Just a hint of mint. Black cherry and blackberry on the palate, with a touch of vanilla. Lovely but would improve with a few years of carefully cellaring.
|This wine is only available at Fairmont Hotels and Ric's Grill locations.|
Rich colors, fragrant aromas of violet and elegant layers of plum, cassis and coco integrate with fine ripe tannins. Overlaying notes of licorice and toasty vanilla bean make the first sip irresistible. There is a savory edge giving complexity to the powerful finish. This wine is drinking well young and will continue to improve. This flavorsome wine pairs perfectly with coco and black pepper rubbed beef tenderloin or leg of roast lamb.
The grapes were harvested late in October from our estate vineyards on the slopes of Boucherie Mountain surrounding Quails’ Gate Winery. Handpicked and fermented with indigenous yeasts for 28 days, this wine shows good extraction of velvety tannins. Barrel aged for 18 months in French and American oak this wine will reward careful cellaring of up to 5 years.
Source: Winery (Quails' Gate Estate Winery)
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