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2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine

The fruit for this wine was sourced from three different and distinctive appellations. The lush mouthfeel and bright characters of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from Lake County elegantly balance the vibrance of Sonoma County Cabernet and the dark berry fruit and deep complexity of the Napa Valley Cabernet and other Bordeaux varietals. 

Details

Varietal

82% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Napa, Lake, Sonoma


Varietal

11% Syrah

Appellation

Lake


Varietal

6% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot

Appellation

Napa

Vintage Notes

Napa

This was an ideal vintage. The vines experienced even, mild weather throughout spring and summer, resulting in excellent balance.

Lake

Moderate temperatures persisted throughout the growing season with few heat spikes, resulting in lush, balanced fruit.

Sonoma

A warm, even growing season yielded full-bodied fruit with outstanding varietal character.

The Winemaking

The fruit for this blend was harvested from late September through early November, then meticulously sorted and sent to temperature-controlled tanks for fermentation. Pump-overs were performed two to three times daily to extract the intense flavors, and the finished wine was aged in 50% new French oak for 19 months prior to bottling. 

The Flavor Profile

This vintage boasts a bountiful bouquet of black cherry, currant and bramble aromas, swirled with hints of vanilla toast, ground clove and subtle mint. The plush palate opens with flavors of berry compote and black currant, supported by silky tannins and hints of caramel creme, cinnamon spice and cocoa on the lengthy finish. 

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

VARIETAL - 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot
APPELLATION - 58% Napa, 24% Lake & 18% Sonoma Counties
ALCOHOL - 14.8%
RELEASE DATE - November 2014
SRP - $24
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