2011 The Cornerstone
Blending together selected barrels which have distinguished themselves during their aging, the 2011 Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley ‘The Cornerstone’ is a masterpiece where the exquisite individuality of three varieties creates a harmonious wine with vitality emphasized in preference over power. The authority of the Cabernet Sauvignon, the suppleness of Merlot and the floral intrigue of Cabernet Franc create a wine endowed with exceptional elegance and finesse. Deep, rich, brooding aromatics of red and black berry fruits, plum, blackcurrant, and anise meld together and open to a lightly roasted mocha and hints of sweet baking spice. Unbelievable elegance and definition graces every inch of the palate with seemingly endless layers of expressive dark red berry fruits, spice and an intense core of cassis supported by polished tannins, suave and energetic with a harmonious acidity providing a terrific inner-mouth energy. Long and flowing in the finish, ‘The Cornerstone’ has a luxurious presence.