The 2011 vintage was a tough year with a cooler end to the vintage and late rains. Thankfully the Cabernet grape skins are a little thicker than most varietals are were able to hang long enough to reach the proper ripeness. The 2011 Cabernet was overlooked until just a few months ago. But WOW...it was worth the wait. Aged like all previous red wines in French oak for 18-20 months, the wine is showing that a little stress in the growing season can make for great wines. Every Cabernet profile taste is in this wine but not your over done BIG red. Don't hesitate getting this wine before the Family drinks it all up.