This 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon leads with expressive aromas of cassis,
blueberry, leather, and dark chocolate.
The palate is tightly structured with intense flavors of
black olive, rhubarb pie, plum and menthol. The ripe and broad tannins provide for a very long
finish. We recommend decanting this wine in its youth.
The 2012 growing season has been described by many as “textbook perfect”.
Temperate summer days moderated plant growth, contributing to smaller cluster and berry size
during lag phase, leading to increased concentration of flavors. An idyllic Indian summer finished
the maturation process, producing fruit with exceptional character and intensity.
Hand harvested at night.
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2014.
Hand sorted, cold
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in closed-top, stainless steel tanks
6 day cold soak, 30 days total maceration
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 20 months in French oak barrels, 87% new
Coopers: Taransaud, Darnajou, Marcel Cadet, Radoux, and Marques
rich maroon hue.