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2011 Brothers 1.5L

Cabernet Sauvignon
2011 Brothers 1.5L

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SKU: 0862118
Winemaking Notes
Deep dense wine bursting with complex dark red fruits like cassis, cherry and plum with hints of tobacco followed by a round and seductive mid-palate and a long, structured finish.
Vineyard Notes
In the hills to the east of the small town of Cloverdale, Brothers spans 141 acres, nearly all planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller amounts of Malbec. The vineyard is on well-drained loam underlain by sandstone, shale, and ancient greenstone. Its elevations, surpassing 1,000 feet, and its primarily western aspect perfectly situate the vines to capture the full warmth and light of the afternoon sun, ripening Cabernet well into the chocolate and black fruit profile, with exceptional richness.
Production Notes
The 2011 vintage started off cool and damp at Brothers, but with little to no frost. With almost two inches of rain in the month of June, late rains continued until July, which generated a larger than normal canopy that required careful management. The end of the rainy season led to a cool weather pattern for most of the summer, with average-high temperatures around 80 degrees for both July and August. The heat finally returned in September, with one six day stretch of temperatures in the 90s, exactly what the vintage needed. We harvested the majority of this vintage’s blend from block 1, the “greenstone” block, on October 15th and 19th, sandwiching a picking of block 8 in between on the 18th. Average brix at harvest for all blocks was 24.6 degrees.
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley
.61 g/100mL
26 months in 100% French oak barrels, 48% new/
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