Special Selection Malibu Estate Reserve. 2011 was a cool year throughout California which translated into a late harvest with plenty of hang time. Bright and lively nose of perfume, baker's chocolate, ripe cherry, and berry - There are hints of leather as well as thyme and sage. The tannins are starting to soften and the finish is very smooth and velvety. Complex, generous, and in need of a little more time in the cellar to show its full potential.