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Honig Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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An elegant, balanced Cabernet with flavors of black cherry, plum, and black tea, and hints of nutmeg, allspice, cassis, vanilla, and anise. The broad mid-palate is rich, the finish is long, and the tannins are lush.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Honig Vineyard and Winery:
In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day from his San Francisco advertising business and making wine from his vineyard in Rutherford. Before he could realize his dream, Louis passed aw... Read more
In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day from his San Francisco advertising business and making wine from his vineyard in Rutherford. Before he could realize his dream, Louis passed away, leaving the estate to his children and grandchildren. In 1981, as a tribute to his legacy, the family rallied together to produce several hundred cases of Louis Honig Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyard's old tractor barn. The wine won a Gold Medal at the Orange County Fair, and thus, the winery was born. In 1984, at the age of 22, Louis' grandson, Michael Honig, took over management of the vineyard and winery. With a lot of hard work and a beat up pickup truck, Honig managed to get their Sauvignon Blanc into most fine restaurants in California. From there, production and distribution grew. In 1987, in addition to the Sauvignon Blanc for which they were already known, they began producing small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon. Family members Regina Weinstein joined them in 1997 and Steven Honig in 2000. Read less

External Reviews for Honig Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
06/20/2013

This Cabernet is medium-bodied, with aromas and flavors of red cherry, and plum, alongside anise, black tea, vanilla, white pepper and dried herbs. The finish has the perfect balance of bright fruit, elegantly proportioned tannins, and a hint of cocoa powder. - Winery


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
01/09/2014

Aromas of black cherry and plum and a touch of green tea. Flavors of intense fruit, cocoa powder and anise


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

A bit woody now, with cedar and cigar box notes. Made in a restrained style, with dark berry flavors at the core. Turns tannic and drying on the finish. Best to cellar. Best from 2015 through 2024.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

Honig’s basic Napa Valley Cabernet is consistently rich and drinkable at a young age. This 2008 is their best in many years, showing ripe blackberry, black currant and dark chocolate flavors, grounded with a firm minerality. Give this elegant young Cabernet a few hours in a decanter.



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An elegant, balanced Cabernet with flavors of black cherry, plum, and black tea, and hints of nutmeg, allspice, cassis, vanilla, and anise. The broad mid-palate is rich, the finish is long, and the tannins are lush.

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