The vineyards for this Cabernet were each harvested by hand between October 9 and October 23, 2012. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon combines fruit from vineyards located in Saint Helena, Rutherford and Oakville, as well as Spring Mountain District and Mt. Veeder. The result is an exceedingly complex wine which shows attributes both of benchland vineyards as well as hillsides.
After two vintages of cooler weather and smaller crops, Napa Valley rebounded in 2012 with a slightly larger-than-normal harvest of delicious wine grapes which enjoyed a long, warm season of abundant sunshine. The soft, juicy raspberry and blackberry notes from the benchland sites combine very nicely with the firmer, more mocha/tobacco dark notes of the hillsides.
This wine has the intensity to age beautifully, but a softer, more readily-approachable tannin structure that makes the wine delicious to enjoy at release.
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