Dana Estates Lotus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011Fresh baked creamy raspberry tart aromas dominate with a hint of green sweet mint. Anise notes, always characteristic of Lotus, are especially noticeable on the palate in 2011. Darker fruit, cola and sassafras envelope the mountain tannin structure. Warm black berries dominate the finish, but a vibrancy and freshness keep the wine balanced and the fruit layered. As the tertiary components of the 2011 are exposed, this wine will reward those who can wait 10-15 years to enjoy it.