The 2011 Dead Horse exemplifies the 2011 vintage’s remarkable fruit purity and outstanding texture. Dense aromas of red and black currants mingle with dark floral notes and subtle minerality. Swirling the glass will coax blackberry compote and sweet vanilla. Upon the first taste, the palate is enveloped with supple, velvety black cherry wrapped in layers of black currant, mineral and spice. We’re impressed with this wine’s focus, weight and finesse. The finish is seamless, carrying soft, ripe tannin and fresh acidity. While the 2011 Dead Horse is certainly built to age, we believe its youthful vibrancy is a virtue to explore.
93 - 95pts - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
(Sampled in barrel)
94pts Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast
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