- Clos Robert Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Product #28169 (In Stock)
Bob Stack is best known as an importer of fine value wines from around the world (his Chapoutier Bila-Haut wines have been favorites for years). He named his California negotiant venture Clos Robert to clearly indicate his preference for French-styled Cabs, and that’s what he delivers here. Although how he managed to find such high-quality fruit in the difficult 2011 vintage is a mystery!
The 2011 is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Petite Sirah and 10% Petit Verdot, all aged for a few months in used french oak. It's full of lush currant, cassis, and black plum fruit with just the right accent of Bordeaux-like fresh herb. Full-bodied and nicely ripe, the touches of oak spice and bitter chocolate add more complexity and the fine tannin will handle a steak easily - but there's no reason not to drink this all by itself. Hands down, the best value we've seen in California over the past two years.