Stony Brook The Max 2011

Analysis

Stony Brook Vineyards 2011 The Max

Wine of Origin

Franschhoek

Varietals

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

Analysis

Alcohol 14.5%

Total Acidity 6.0 g/l

pH 3.74

Residual Sugar 2.2 g/l


Vinification and Aging

A Bordeaux-style blend, matured for twenty-seven months in mostly new French oak barriques.


Tasting Notes

The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot give deep, warm aromas reminiscent of black cherries, ripe plums, dark chocolate liqueur and cassis. The wood is beautifully integrated with delicate hints of vanilla pod and tobacco. The aromas come together on the palate, resulting in a succulent wine with excellent balance and firm tannins that linger.