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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.
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 date July 22, 2014.
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.
Serve with simply roasted meat dishes or all by itself to fully enjoy the wine’s complex flavors.