The 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was selected one barrel at a time from our best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Sonoma County’s most renowned appellations. The limited production of 2,632 cases represents the very best of the vintage and accounts less than two percent of our total production of Cabernet Sauvignon. Delicious aromas of raspberry and red currant join complex notes of sage, toasty vanilla and forest floor. A rich, full-bodied mouthfeel and supple tannins give way to a long and excellent finish.
The first vintage of the drought, 2012 began with an early growing season and a very dry spring. After bloom in May, the vines slowly ripened the fruit over the course of the summer. The grapes were picked at the absolute peak of flavor in late September and October. After being harvested, they were crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 14 to 18 days. The wine was then aged in French and American oak barrels for two years. After aging, the barrels were tasted, selected and blended before being bottled in May 2015.
This complex and well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon is the ideal partner for full-flavored roast beef and lamb dishes, as well as rich savory foods such as mushroom risotto.
94% Alexander Valley3% Sonoma Valley3% Dry Creek Valley
95% Cabernet Sauvignon5% Merlot
24 months in French oak barrels
ALC. BY VOL.
6.50 / 3.48