2011 Chaleur Estate 6.0L ENG
RED MOUNTAIN AVA
2011 Chaleur Estate- tremendously diverse and complex aromas of blueberries, blackberries tobacco cedar, tar, peat and lavender. Every sniff show something new. This wine is delicious, powerful and savory, with amazing lift. Brambleberries blackberries, plums, and cherries are wrapped with an elegant toasty oak influence that is already integrated into the mix. Focused balanced and complete, this is an outstanding Chaleur.
"The 2011 Chaleur Estate is a gorgeous Bordeaux blend from this estate that does everything right. Made from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, it gives up textbook creme de cassis, toast, lead pencil and cedar to go with a full-bodied, rich, layered and seamless style. Gaining richness in the glass, enjoy this concentrated, balanced effort over the coming two decades."
- Jeb Dunnuck for Robert Parker, June 2014