2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
The 2012 Vintage: The 2012 growing season was very good, with good temperatures during the height of growing season, a long fall with cool nights, and no danger of frost during harvest.
The Wine: Planted in 1983, the 4 acre Block 2 is our oldest Cabernet Sauvignon planting; as the vines have matured the fruit has grown in vitality and depth. In 2012 the weather, a very light crop load, and the Block 2 vines combined to produce excellent fruit. This special block 2 designated wine exhibits classic black currant nose, subtle flavors, complex tannins, and brilliant color and balance. The wine will age beautifully or can be enjoyed now.
Food Matches: This wine calls for sharp cheeses, juicy steaks, or rack of lamb.
Descriptors: Savory dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry.
Date of Harvest: 10/22/2012
Brix at Harvest: 24.1° Brix
T.A.: .75 g/100mL
Varietal Mix: 100% Block 2 Cabernet Sauvignon
Type of Oak: 30% American Oak
Cases Produced: 838 cases
Winemaker Notes: 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Suggested Retail: $19.99