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Avalon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2011 vintage displays aromas of blueberry jam, strawberry tart, boysenberries and a hint of teriyaki, with barrel notes of vanilla and cinnamon. The wine drinks of rich black cherries, red raspberries and juicy ripe plums with a touch of dried herbs. Medium in weight, the wine shows smooth tannins, flavorful fruit tones and rich berry extract that lingers on the palate. This versatile Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with juicy grilled meats, including prime rib, grilled burgers or pork tenderloin. Try it with roasted game hens or smoked Gouda or aged Parmesan cheese. It's also perfect to enjoy a glass before dinner or with friends at your favorite local restaurant or wine shop.

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Member Reviews for Avalon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: lolazaza
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/24/2011

This is a wonderful dry red wine, for the price. Beautiful dark yet crisp red/purple color. Dark, dry red cherry on the attack,then lots of earth, then plenty of oak and maybe a bit of juniper on the finish. Really dry-which I like. It is a nice change from the fruit-forward cabs that are so common to CA. Lots of alcohol on the attack if you don't let it breathe. If this wine were just a little bit more complex, I'd give it a five, but then I'd also be prepared to pay alot more for it. Will buy this again. It would go really nicely with the sweet/hot flavors of Indian or Thai food. Great bargain at around $10.


Snooth User: Tina and Orland
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/14/2012

Had at Stephanie's 50th birthday, was dryer than I prefer but fruit flavors with a spicy finish. It was nice


Snooth User: lessthanbell
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/13/2011

Too much alcohol just after opening. Blueberries and cherries to start, oak and dry leathery finish. Let this wine breathe 30 minutes, it gets much better.


Snooth User: WineSenorita
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/18/2011

Yummy. I'll buy it again and again and might buy a case now and then.


Snooth User: schmark
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/08/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: rxgraci
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/14/2011

Not bad


Snooth User: YGB460699
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/15/2013

Great simple wine. Allow it to breath for an hour and you will have a great time with these grapes. For the price, this is a steal!

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External Reviews for Avalon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/30/2013

A dense plum/ruby color is followed by a wine with serious ripeness, supple, velvety tannins, abundant black currant, cedar and spice box notes, medium-bodied flavors and surprising texture and length.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - Our 2009 wine exhibits aromas of raspberry, boysenberry, mint and ripe cherries. Vanilla, nutmeg and allspice notes from oak aging bring balance and frame the ripe berry flavors. The wine drinks smooth and supple with rich fruit characteristics. Napa Valley shows through with rted rasberries and quintessential Oakville dark cherries. Supple elegant and richly flavored in dark berries with a subtle note of oak; a classic Napa Valley wine.



Our 2011 vintage displays aromas of blueberry jam, strawberry tart, boysenberries and a hint of teriyaki, with barrel notes of vanilla and cinnamon. The wine drinks of rich black cherries, red raspberries and juicy ripe plums with a touch of dried herbs. Medium in weight, the wine shows smooth tannins, flavorful fruit tones and rich berry extract that lingers on the palate. This versatile Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with juicy grilled meats, including prime rib, grilled burgers or pork tenderloin. Try it with roasted game hens or smoked Gouda or aged Parmesan cheese. It's also perfect to enjoy a glass before dinner or with friends at your favorite local restaurant or wine shop.

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