Tanner Dafoe Cab 2011

Santa Ynez Santa Ynez Valley
Retail Price: $110.00
Tasting Notes: This is the vintage that probably shows the most raw promise of the three TD Cabs to date. At first, it’s all over the place aromatically; at turns confounding, at turns beguiling. Then, things settle in and display vibrant, juicy red and black plums, more of that textbook cassis, but with a layer of minerals & bell pepper that was largely missing from the 2009 and 2010 incarnations, followed by the dried herbs and sage that this vineyard thankfully cannot seem to shake. The palate is brooding and demanding, showing heft and power but also great length already. This is more potent and leathery than the 2009, less overtly sexy than the 2010, and seemingly much more serious overall about its intentions. It’s excellent stuff, ready to wow, but not quite ready to wow at full throttle just yet.

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The Winery

Tanner DaFoe
Tanner DaFoe
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone: 805-603-4800
Website: www.tannerdafoe.com Email: info@tannerdafoe.com
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