2011 Favia "Rompecabezas" Amador County Rhone Blend

SKU #1241494 91 points Vinous

 The 2011 Rompecabezas comes across as a bit floral and fleeting in this vintage. The distinct floral and savory notes are there, but I see less concentration and depth overall relative to the best years. My sense is that the 2011 is a wine to drink sooner rather than later given its medium-bodied structure. (AG)  (11/2013)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Dense, rich and meaty, offering a muscular core of crushed rock, dried dark berry, black licorice and cigar box notes. This is drying on the finish, with tannins giving the flavors traction. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2026. (JL)  (3/2014)

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Other Red Wines

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United States

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Sierra Foothills/El Dorado

- This sweeping inland territory (an AVA on its own right), encompassing El Dorado, Fiddletown, Shenandoah and Amador, has been on the grape-growing map since the Gold Rush. With the exception of high-altitude El Dorado, the vineyards here are sun-baked and hot—in other words, best suited to old-vine zinfandel, petit sirah and Rhône varietals. The cooler climes of El Dorado are ideal for cabernet, chardonnay and merlot.