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


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

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


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.


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.