85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, were blended with small amounts of Malbec, Syrah, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc
Ruby red in color, this Cabernet Sauvignon displays complex aromas of ripe blackberries. With hints of mocha, bittersweet chocolate, and flavors of juicy dark berry, its concentrated flavor is enhanced by firm, supple tannins.
Gold Medal & Best Buy - Sunset Magazine's International Wine Competition, June 2014
Silver Medal - 2015 San Francisco Wine Competition
This delicious Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from select vineyards in the counties of Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino—part of California’s exquisite North Coast appellation. The fruit was harvested between September 21 and November 5, with grapes registering at an average of 24° Brix.
The 2012 growing season saw moderate temperatures with few heat spikes and better-than-average sunlight exposure. Weather conditions during bloom promoted a strong set, yielding a larger-than-average crop. Given the large crop and moderate temperatures, it took a long time for the crop to ripen, which resulted in flavor development racing ahead of sugars, which is ideal for flavorful, well-balanced wines. The wines from the 2012 vintage show excellent color extraction, intense varietal aromatics, and good concentration. By all accounts it was a very strong vintage for wine quality.
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