2012 Napa Valley Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

“It takes Rutherford dust to grow great Cabernet,” noted famed winemaker André Tchelistcheff, and he certainly wasn’t wrong. With its near-perfect soil conditions and plentiful sunlight, Rutherford is a natural choice for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. And 2012, which offered weather that was warm with no heat spikes, was an ideal year for growing—the grapes were slow-ripening with little rain.

Aged in medium-toasted French Oak barrels with slow, cool fermentation, this wine unfolds in a refined balance of flavors. It presents a lush garnet color that opens to strong notes of fruit above an earthy core. Full and well-rounded, each sip offers lively herbal notes and a smooth finish. With a complex tannic structure, soft mouthfeel, and elements of leather and spice, this elegant vintage pairs well with roasted vegetables, smoky meats, bold-flavored cheeses, and rich dark chocolate.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Rutherford
Harvest Date
October 7, 2012
Aging
28 mos, 100% French oak (100% new)
Fermentation
100% French Oak, Pressed Dec 9, 2012
Bottling Date
April 2015
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
An unfiltered wine with very dark color and complex layers of fruit, tannin and acid. This wine will age well.
Vineyard Notes
Clone: 7
Production
24 cases
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