Firm, chalky tannins give the 2011 La Serra much of its underlying energy, focus and tension. This is a gorgeous vintage for La Serra, as the generosity of the year and the wine's vibrant acidity play off each other in a striking display of push and pull. The 2011 retains its typical mid-weight personality, but today it is the wine's energy and drive that are compelling above all else. Sep 2014, www.vinous.com
A juicy and savory red with berry, tile and dried flower character. Full with velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Very pretty. Better in 2017. James Suckling. April, 2015.