Santa Julia Plus Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Although the 2011 Santa Julia Malbec lacked complexity and varietal expression, the 2011 Santa Julia Cabernet Sauvignon (aged for ten months in French oak) has an attractive bouquet of blackberry, boysenberry and tobacco that is crisp, light and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins as well as buoyant red currant and raspberry fruit with deftly integrated oak on the finish. This is very fine for the price.
Pretty aromas of cassis, cherry and sweet cream are inviting. Feels good, with zesty acidity and nice overall balance. Flavors of black currant, Bing cherry and plum cover the bases, while the finish is easygoing. The epitome of everyday Cabernet. Best Buy
Chocolate-smooth, this is a rich cabernet with fragrant herbal notes over the ripe black fruit. The flavors last, ready to meet a steak.