2011 Casa Piena Policy VineyardCabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Yountville
A nod to his grandchildren and the traditions of the old country, Carmen’s love affair with his heritage is on full display here. Lush red fruits, chocolate, baking spice and sweet tobacco play like an undrafted rookie fighting for a roster spot.
With the help of legendary winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown in the cellar and acclaimed vineyard manager Jim Barbour, Carmen assembled another championship team and has been churning out superlative juice from his estate property since 2006. Carmen is involved with every step of the process, and he, Jim, and Thomas all share an obsession to produce wines of structure, depth and purity.