Reviews:

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Nov., 2014

91+ Points - Stephen Tanzer, Dec., 2014

EFESTĒ 

Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Blend- Final Final 2011

The Wine:

• Harvested late October to early November
• 100% Natural (uninoculated) fermentation, in addition to malolactic fermentation
• Entirely hand harvested and sorted, small lot fermentations
• Average days on skins = 14
• Pressed straight to 100% French oak, 50% new
• Aged on lees until August
• Racked only twice throughout maturation: once to blend in August, once to tank for bottling
• Bottled in May 2013, unfined and unfiltered 
(20 months oak matured)
• 59% Cabernet, 41% Syrah
• Cases produced: 3248

The Vineyard:

• Klipsun
• Ciel du Cheval
• Stone Tree
• Sagemoor
• Bacchus
• Weinbau

Analysis:

• 14.30% ABV
• 3.78 pH
• 6.10g/L total acidity

Tasting Notes:

This version of our house favorite has a Cabernet dominant nose of grilled herbs, crushed stones, cassis and black cherry followed by savory cured meats and olive contributed by the Syrah. Add some toasted vanilla from 50% new French oak and you’ve got a seriously impressive and complete Final Final. The palate is structured, age-worthy and powerful, but not overstated. Open, aerate, and enjoy as it softens and deepens aromatically. The last glass will have you reaching for another bottle!
—Peter Devinson, Winemaker