Initially out of the bottle, the 2011 Cabernet presents dark black fruit, cedar, and classic Left bank Bordeaux nose of fruit, saddle leather, and earth. It’s sizably masculine mouth-feel has great length. Sweet fruit and gorgeously balanced. The wine has amazing cellaring capabilities and will reward in the long run.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 93-95
"Across the board, Chris’s 2011s are more linear and supple than the 2010s, without the back-end level of depth or concentration found in that vintage. Already complex and up-front, without the density found in the 2010, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is still gorgeous. Loaded with leafy tobacco, cassis, saddle leather and mineral aromas and flavors, it is ripe, rounded and has sweet tannin on the finish. It should round into form with a year or two of release and have 12-15 years of ultimate longevity. "