Gandona Encosta Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Gandona Encosta Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

#GAN11EN3 | 750mL

I attended the portfolio tasting of all of the wines Philippe Melka is involved with in February and this '11 vintage of Gandona Encosta was one of the best showing that day. Encosta, means slope, and Gandona which is located on Pritchard Hill and faces north has quickly become one of thepremier wineries on this grand cru hill. As I envisioned, the 2011 Encosta offers full notes of raspberry and dark red cherry with chocolate and subtle baking spice notes on the finish. This is the Cab made by Gandona that encompasses the younger vines but in truth, it is showing better at such an early age than the Gandona but will also benefit from some time in the cellar. - Kerrin Laz


This wine pairs well with:

  • Beef - Braised
  • Beef - Grilled
  • Beef - Roasted
  • Lamb