2011 Estate Red Wine
This wine is a classically elegant beauty with rich, docile tannins and exceptional purity of fruit.
I believe the '11 FIGGINS to be one of our finest viticultural triumphs to date. Enduring the coolest summer we've had since '93 in Washington State, 2011 is a vintage that separated the men from the boys in the vineyard. Summer seemed a faint possibility, so we dropped yields early and often to enable us to achieve remarkable fruit density and weight to the wine. The wine leads with a gorgeous and pure nose of Crème de Cassis and dried flowers with a hint of dried herbs, spices, and savory marrow. On the palate the wine is so pure and balanced with a levity and lightness of being that we are rarely able to achieve in our warm, sunny climate. This wine is a classically elegant beauty with rich, docile tannins and exceptional purity of fruit. I'm really proud of this effort and what my team did to achieve it.
Optimum drinking window: 2016-2026
Cellaring length: 25- 30 years
Figgins Estate Vineyard
70% New French Oak 30% Second Fill French Oak 20 Months
September 2014Save PDF