The 2011 Clos Pegase Hommage Cabernet Sauvignon has a dense ruby purple color. This wine has heady and exotic dark fruit notes of ripe black cherries and cassis complimented by scents of violets, flint, black licorice, sage and a touch of sweet cedar. This rich Cabernet Sauvignon deftly balances mineral-tinged fruit, cocoa powder tannins and full mouthfeel with a prominent mid-palate fleshiness and a lengthy refined finish.
The label for our 2011 vintage pays homage to Dado (Miodrag Đurić). Born in 1933 in Cetinje, Montenegro, Dado studied at the School of Fine Art in Belgrade, Serbia before relocating to Paris for his first exhibition at the Daniel Cordier Gallery, where he befriended Jean Dubuffet and Roberto Matta. He moved from Paris to Hérouval, France in 1960, where he began to focus increasingly on painting and drawings expressing his aesthetic search for the essence of energy, progressively abandoning details and fine techniques in favor of more colorful and dynamic Surrealistic compositions. Dado produced Les Boulangers in 1968 during this time in Hérouval. Actively creating art throughout his life, the artist died in 2010 at age 77.
Tenma Vineyard, on an alluvial fan in Jericho Canyon in northeastern Calistoga, produces Cabernet Sauvignon wines of deep color and intensity. Our well drained soils provided the perfect conditions in this cooler vintage, and thus in 2011, our Hommage Cabernet Sauvignon blend was crafted entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon grown in this ideal vineyard locale.