Nota Bene



Double Magnum 2011


Tasting Notes

2011 Nota Bene

Winemaker’s Notes

2011 Vineyard Notes

Current Vintage: 2011

First Vintage: 1999

Bud Break: May 4, 2011

Veraison: August 18, 2011

Oak Regime: 80% French, 20% American

Barrel Age: 1/3 new barrel, 1/3 one year old, 1/3 two year old

Primary Coopers: Radoux, Le Roi, Alain Fouquet, Saury

Harvest Dates: October 25 to November 4, 2011

Bottling Dates: September 17-19, 2012

Final Blend: • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon

• 40% Merlot

• 10% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol: 14%

“This complex and delicious blend comes charging out of the 

glass with a bouquet of blackberry, cherry, plum and chocolate. 

The palate delivers rich dark fruits with a hint of sage brush 

and notes of fine cocoa tannins. Notable for its beautiful 

balance, it should hold well through 2020 or decant and drink 

now. A great pairing with rich braised or grilled meat.”

GRAHAM PIERCE, WINEMAKER

“A mild winter and extended spring in 2011 provided optimal 

conditions for accelerated growth and an abundant crop. Generous 

primary growth allowed us to choose the most desirable clusters 

and reduce the crop load sooner. Early crop reduction and precise 

viticulture practices showed desirable ripening through the season. 

Hot, dry weather at the end of August and through September 

produced excellent flavour development and complexity.”

STEVE CARBERRY, WINEGROWER