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2011 Hill Haven California Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Hill Haven California Cabernet Sauvignon Zoom

This California Cab showcases notes of Bing cherry, cassis, smoked meat and blueberry.

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 2011
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About This Wine

Have you ever wondered why so many vineyards are situated on hills?

There’s a very good reason for it, and that reason is used in the grape sourcing for every wine crafted by Haven Hill Vineyards. It’s connected to the weather patterns found in California wine country during the late spring.

In many parts of the state, it’s not uncommon for spring mornings to be accompanied by frost. But frost is one of the enemies of the grapevine, as it can do damage to new buds — buds that will yield winegrapes later in the year. By positioning vines on hills and other slopes, that cold, heavy air doesn’t linger; rather, it works its way down to the lowest available level, sparing the hillside vines.

Much of the fruit for the 2011 Hill Haven Cabernet Sauvignon came from hillside vineyards — vineyards that ultimately produced perfectly ripened grapes. And a perfectly ripened grape is the key to a delicious wine.

About Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:Cabernet Sauvignon and Other Red Varieties
  • Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
  • Aromas & Flavors:Bing Cherry, Cassis, Smoked Meat & a Hint of Blueberry
  • Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2015
  • Food Pairing SuggestionLondon broil, or chocolate truffles.

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23 Reviews

    My husband and I love Cabernets and Red Zins. We really liked this wine because it was so smooth.

    4/30/2012 Margie Young
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Very good. Outstanding tannins. Drank it with my oysters Bienville. The color was 1/2 opaque and 1/2 translucent with a very nice dark scarlet tint. It possessed a low level of light passing through it.

    5/02/2012 Rex Tate
    • Rater Rank 10
    • Number of Ratings 70
    • Average 3.54285714286

    Absolutely a very fine Cab. Extremely pleasing to the palette. I will definately purchase this wine again.I would definately like a bottle of this in my next shipment.

    5/03/2012 Ely Dennis
    • Rater Rank 1,245
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    Mmmmm mmmm

    5/08/2012 Gayann Raskin
    • Rater Rank 1,138
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 4.33333333333

    weak in looks and taste not sure I would ever use this one for cooking since flavor is very weak.

    5/10/2012 Ronald I. Powell
    • Rater Rank 1,136
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 2.66666666667

    Nice cab, medium body. Mineral tones.

    5/14/2012 Will O
    • Rater Rank 28
    • Number of Ratings 34
    • Average 3.61764705882

    Smooth, wonderful with steak.

    5/15/2012 Richard Aldrich
    • Rater Rank 1,226
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    I'm normally not a fan of reds, but this one was amazing.

    5/15/2012 David Sarmento
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Delicious Re-Order worthy-Great with Dark chocolate

    • Rater Rank 9
    • Number of Ratings 42
    • Average 4.67857142857

    Delicious, but not extraordinary. We could taste the cassis and cherry, but not the other flavors.

    5/26/2012 Randy globus
    • Rater Rank 1,215
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4

    We truly like this bottle. It was a very nice surprise. And we loved it with our chicken meal .

    6/10/2012 Monica
    • Rater Rank 1,205
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4

    Smooth,medium bodied,delicious-exactly the way I like it!

    6/25/2012 Michail Krasnoborov
    • Rater Rank 1,086
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 5

    Love it!

    7/02/2012 Bruce Bartkes Jr.
    • Rater Rank 1,183
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    Not bad, not great. Average Cab.

    7/06/2012 Jason
    • Number of Ratings 1

    This was one of the worst wines I have ever had ...and I received two bottles! I hope the rest of the wine you select for me is better. This was horrible.

    10/18/2012 Chris Pryor
    • Number of Ratings 1

    I LOVE IT!

    12/12/2012 Kimberley Link
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Full bodies and very drinkable!!

    4/28/2013 Julie Papageorge
    • Number of Ratings 1

    I just joined the wine club and absolutely LOVED this wine!! Delicious!

    4/01/2014 Jaime
    • Rater Rank 727
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    Definitely taste the cherries and smokiness in this wine. Nice and smooth which went well with a pizza tonight

    1/07/2016 Todd H.
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Nice body but the taste was a little weak for a cab.

    3/27/2016 Tom Steury
    • Rater Rank 4
    • Number of Ratings 125
    • Average 4.536


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