Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on California Cabernet wines from the 2011 vintage.

A vintage not to be ignored, said our tasters, particularly by those who normally steer clear of big, brash Californian Cabernets. While still pricey, their freshness and accessibility should entice. See the top California Cabernet 2011s, including four outstanding, here…

Beringer, Napa Valley

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Points 95

Darioush, Napa Valley

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Points 93

Merryvale, Napa Valley

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Points 90

Vellum, Napa Valley

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Points 90

Honig, Napa Valley

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Points 90

Ramey, Napa Valley

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Points 90

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    It was a tough year, I am surprised you were able to find so many good wines. Did you find some poor wines, some normally good or pricey, that didn’t escape the bad weather? I tasted a few that were not worth $5. Wet wool. Thanks