2011 was a generally cool, rain marked vintage that challenged even the most optimistic of souls. A vintage where the tortoise beat the hare, a vintage where being on top of Howell Mountain was even more advantageous than usual. Harvested in early November, taking full advantage of the little summer we did have and a fortuitous October Indian summer, the 2011 Black Sears Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the true successes of the vintage. It features a juicy fruit-driven core, multiple layers of red and black fruit, and fine, well-integrated tannin that give the wine length and grip.
-Thomas Rivers Brown