Nose

The 2012 Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of jammy blackberry pie, cassis berry and a touch of spice.

Palate

Upon the palate this wine is dense with structured tannins and luscious flavors of dark cherries, star anise and hints of caramel. The velvet tannins lead way to a satisfying finish.

Growing Conditions

Harvested from a single vineyard on State Lane in the warmer northern reaches of Yountville, considered the “prime spot”, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon benefited from the AVA’s rocky, well-drained soils and a long growing season that allowed the fruit time to develop unique flavor characteristics and truly demonstrate the region’s terroir

Winemaking

All clone 169, the grapes were fermented on the skins for 40 days with an extended maceration. After fermentation, the wine was gently pressed and racked.

Aging

Aged for 20 months in a mix of Demptos and Orion French oak barrels, 40% new French Oak. Tightly grained, French oak barrels from forests in the center of France impart their oak on wines slowly for a consistent, well-rounded aging process while yielding subtle oak influences to the Cabernet Sauvignon.