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Grgich Hills Estate Yountville Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon

Yountville Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon


Cellar Door Price $185.00

Cabernet Sauvignon 92.0%
Cabernet Franc 2.0%
Petit Verdot 6.0%
Alcohol 14.6%
PH 3.74
Acidity Tartaric 5.7
Full Cases Produced 1448

Growing Conditions

Napa Valley enjoyed a wonderful growing season from start to finish in 2012. A gentle spring allowed for textbook flowering and fruit set, followed by a long procession of warm, sunny days with no nasty heat spikes. Thanks to the excellent weather, the longer-than-average growing season produced perfectly balanced and ripe grapes.

More than a half century old, these vines have developed a root system that reaches deep into the subsoil to access all of the available nutrients. They produce less grapes with age but more concentrated, intense flavors that express a greater depth of terroir and complexity.

Aging

Aged the wine in French oak barrels for 17 months before moving the wine to large oak casks for 6 months just before bottling to achieve the perfect level of oak. 100% French oak; 80% new barrels.

Bottling

Bottling date July 22, 2014.

Palate

This is a full-bodied and well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with rich flavors of blackberries, black licorice and a hint of allspice with a long, seductive finish.

Food Pairing

Serve with simply roasted meat dishes or all by itself to fully enjoy the wine’s complex flavors.