This is a blend of 97.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2.5% Petit Verdot from Heidi Barrett. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has cassis, slight smoke, bell pepper and tobacco. On the palate, this is nice and everything is in proportion. Not a lot of depth. Tannins mostly resolved. Worked well with vegetarian stuffed mushrooms. A fine wine but its price tag on release was $250. Granted 2011 was a difficult vintage, but that is a lot of money for this wine.
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