Cosentino – Meritage Rutherford 2011 – Barrel Select – Napa Valley

Cosentino – Meritage Rutherford 2011 – Barrel Select – Napa Valley

(55% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot) The nose is relatively concentrated. It reveals notes of ripe red fruits combined with fine notes of red fruits balsamic, a hint of blackberry as well as a discreet hint of plum juice, leather and discreet notes of spices. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, relatively gourmand, silky and offers a good volume, fat and a nice suavity. On the palate this wine expresses notes of red fruits (dried strawberry, raspberry) and fine touches of blackberry associated with fine hints of plum juice as well as slight notes of cornflower and discreet notes of sweet spices. Tannins are well built. Good persistence.

Note (Score): 15.5/20

Note (Score): 90-91/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2016/08

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)