2011 Kobalt Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • WA 92
  • AG 92
  • WS 90
  • ST 90

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
A sleeper selection is the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Coombsville. The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits terrific fruit on the attack, along with notes of licorice, incense, camphor and crème de... A sleeper selection is the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Coombsville. The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits terrific fruit on the attack, along with notes of licorice, incense, camphor and crème de cassis. It is a medium to full-bodied, ripe, tasty, well-made, pure 2011 to enjoy over the next 7-8 years. - Robert Parker
AG 92
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, November 2013
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is terrific. New leather, smoke, tobacco, savory herbs and cedar all add complexity to the dark fruit in this layered, exceptionally polished Cabernet Sauvignon. Once again, winemaker Mark... The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is terrific. New leather, smoke, tobacco, savory herbs and cedar all add complexity to the dark fruit in this layered, exceptionally polished Cabernet Sauvignon. Once again, winemaker Mark Herold has found a way to get the most out of 2011. This is a terrific showing, especially within the context of the year.
WS 90
Wine Spectator, October 2014
An immense, richly flavored and firmly tannic effort, deep and extracted, with chewy dark berry, mocha, crushed rock, cedar and graphite flavors. Ends with a savory, dried herb edge to the tannins. Drink now through 2024... An immense, richly flavored and firmly tannic effort, deep and extracted, with chewy dark berry, mocha, crushed rock, cedar and graphite flavors. Ends with a savory, dried herb edge to the tannins. Drink now through 2024. 680 cases made. –JL
ST 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2014
90+ (from two Coombsville sources): Saturated ruby. Aromas of purple and black fruits lifted by a violet topnote. Intensely flavored but youthfully imploded and not at all opulent today. Conveys a small-berry character... 90+ (from two Coombsville sources): Saturated ruby. Aromas of purple and black fruits lifted by a violet topnote. Intensely flavored but youthfully imploded and not at all opulent today. Conveys a small-berry character and good power and minerality but this clenched cabernet will need time in the cellar to expand.
JJB 93
JJ Buckley, September 2015
A small production gem coming from Coombsville in Napa Valley. This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and simply delicious. Black appearance, pure and precise, the 2011 Kobalt Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied and layered with... A small production gem coming from Coombsville in Napa Valley. This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and simply delicious. Black appearance, pure and precise, the 2011 Kobalt Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied and layered with black fruits that explode out of the glass offering hints of black licorice and savory earth. This is highly recommend and will improve over time but with a good decant will provide instant gratification.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork

Label

Kobalt Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) is full-bodied and concentrated with plush tannins.

The winery has used the same vineyards in Coombsville since 2001, with the addition of 15% Stagecoach fruit in the 2013 & 2014 vintages. These vineyard locations are warm and cool down every night, preserving the natural acidity and tannic structure. The must is cold soaked for 48-72 hours and then fermented. Once dry, the Cabernet is aged in 100% new French oak for 22-27 months. All Kobalt wines are unfiltered to preserve the natural intensity of the fruit flavors.

Winery

Kobalt

Kobalt Wines was founded by Kevin Carriker in 1998. With the help of his friend, former-Merus winemaker Mark Herold, he purchased a small vineyard in Coombsville. After a couple of years, again with Mark’s help, Kevin made his first Cabernet Sauvignon.