Vinous 93+ Pts - According to Antonio Galloni - The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Aida Estate is beautifully nuanced in this vintage. Espresso, rosemary, earthiness and tobacco all add considerable nuance to the dark fruit. This is an expressive, mineral-drenched vintage for the Aida, with great flavor intensity, fabulous inner perfume and compelling balance. In 2011, the Aida is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot.
According to Robert Parker - From a vineyard made famous by Larry Turley when he was buying Zinfandel off this vineyard (which looks a lot like the stone-strewn vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape), the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Aida Estate (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot) is a rarity... an outstanding valley floor offering in 2011. Roasted herbs, Provencal garrigue, sweet black currants and cherries as well as plenty of peppery spice are all present in this medium-bodied, lush, sensual Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink it over the next 8-10 years.
According to Stephen Tanzer - Deep ruby-red. Pungent aromas of blueberry, cassis, minerals, tar, herbs and mint. A bit less nuanced in the mouth than the nose suggests, showing a slightly green quality but a suave texture to the flavors of black fruits, warm bricks, spices and dried herbs. A smaller-scaled wine by the standards of this bottling, but with a serious spine of tannins and acids. 14.8% ABV.