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2011 Gemstone Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Yountville
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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014

(blended with 9% petit verdot):  Bright medium ruby.  Slightly roasted aromas of kirsch, rare steak, mocha and nutty oak.  Surprisingly fat and plush for the vintage, but also more precise than the Proprietary Blend, with dark fruit flavors showing a slightly aggressive warmth.  Tannins spread out nicely to saturate the palate on the fat, sweet finish.  This says 14.9% alcohol on the label but is actually more like 15.3%, according to winemaker Philippe Melka.

89-91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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