2011 Futo Proprietary Blend
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
  • VN 96
  • JS 95
  • VN 93
  • JG 93

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Reg: $550.00

$495.00

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VN 96
Vinous, November 2013
The 2011 Futo jumps from the glass with juicy dark cherries, plums, cloves, menthol and licorice. I don't expect the 2011 will age as long or as gracefully as some of the other surrounding vintages, but I can't imagine... The 2011 Futo jumps from the glass with juicy dark cherries, plums, cloves, menthol and licorice. I don't expect the 2011 will age as long or as gracefully as some of the other surrounding vintages, but I can't imagine that being an issue at all, as the wine is so breathtaking in its beauty. Hints of cinnamon, orange peel and white pepper add considerable nuance and layers of flavor on the close. Winemaker Jason Exposto did a fabulous job here. The 2011 is 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot.
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, May 2018
(95 points) Amazing around of tangerine, blackcurrants and blackberries. Purity and brightness. Subtle. Full, soft and round with juicy fruit and a tangy finish. Polished yet flamboyant. Drink or hold.
VN 93
Vinous, May 2014
(93+ points) ((74% cabernet sauvignon, 11% cabernet franc, 9% petit verdot and 6% merlot): Bright, fresh medium ruby. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, coffee, minerals, smoke and peat are lifted by a violet... (93+ points) ((74% cabernet sauvignon, 11% cabernet franc, 9% petit verdot and 6% merlot): Bright, fresh medium ruby. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, coffee, minerals, smoke and peat are lifted by a violet topnote. Brisk acidity gives shape and lift to the intense blackberry, cassis and spice flavors ("the grapes began with a lot of malic acidity in 2011," noted winemaker Jason Exposto). A juicy, intense midweight with good definition and a light touch. But still an infant today, and in need of six to eight years for its tannins to be absorbed. The cabernet was picked in October, but the other three varieties came in by the end of September, before the problematic rains began. This has turned out very well, having benefited from the coolness of the year.
JG 93
John Platter, October 2012
(93 points) From a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot, the wine is all about ripe and over ripe cherries, truffles, fresh herbs and oak. Sweet, spicy and lush, there is a touch of heat... (93 points) From a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot, the wine is all about ripe and over ripe cherries, truffles, fresh herbs and oak. Sweet, spicy and lush, there is a touch of heat in the finish that stopped my score from going higher.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork