"The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Oroppas brings together a gorgeous combination of silkiness and power. Mocha, espresso, plum and smoke inform a textured, expressive Cabernet long on personality. The 2011 emerges from a number of parcels, but most of the fruit is from Paras on Mt. Veeder. This is an especially luscious, inviting wine from St. Clement."
-Antonio Galloni, VINOUS, November 2013
Elegant, ripe and lingering, the 2011 Oroppas is driven by classic aromas of black fruits covered in dark chocolate. Ripe notes of black cherry and cassis are accented with hints of cocoa and baking spices such as clove and cinnamon. The palate is supple and generously showcases a concentrated and elegant structure with flavors of wild berry compote, ripe Bing cherries and mocha. This vintage displays the signature Oroppas characteristics with an intense fruit core, smooth tannins and balanced acidity.