Robert Parker on robertparker.com was quite expressive on this wine giving it 98 points. Here’s what he said:
“Flirting with perfection, which is almost unheard of in this vintage, is the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder. Along with Betty O-Shaughnessey, Lokoya appears to have produced one of the finest Cabernet Sauvignons made from this underrated and diverse terroir. Seamlessly constructed, this opaque purple-colored 2011 offers up aromas of pen ink, acacia flowers, forest floor, blueberries, blackberries and cassis intermixed with hints of espresso, chocolate and subtle earthy notes. Wonderfully ripe and voluptuously textured, this beautiful, full-bodied wine should continue to drink well for another 15-20 years, drink 2013-2033.
Lokoya has long been one of the bright shining stars in Kendall-Jackson Small Estates portfolo. The fact that all four of their 2011 Cabernets were among the best wines I tasted in this vintage reflects many things, among them, (1) the exceptional commitment to quality, (2) the brilliance of the vineyards and winemaker Christopher Carpenter, (3) these mountain vineyards were less affected by the challenging weather conditions of rain and fog in early and mid-October, and (4) the winemaking team had the patience to wait for perfect ripeness before harvesting these limited production cuvees. The production is even smaller than usual, ranging from 200 cases for the Diamond Mountain and Spring Mountain, 360 cases for the Howell Mountain and 840 cases for the prodigious Mt. Veeder.”
I’ve got 9 bottles of this wine direct from Jackson Family Estates Museum Collection. It was US$350 on release, I’m selling it here for S$615 all up. In stock in Singapore.