2012 "calistoga" NAPA VALLEY


Varietal Makeup: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
AVA: Calistoga, Napa Valley
Wine Maker: Michael Quinn, Jason Hooten
TA: 6.10 g/ L
pH: 3.89
Alcohol: 14.5%
Cooperage: 100% French Oak Barrels
Time in Barrels: 28 months
Cases Produced: 420

Accolades: "90 POINTS" - WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE April '16

Price: $88 / 750ml
Large Format Price: $190 / 1.5L

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TASTING NOTES:
This 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is an explosion of black fruit.  Aromatics of baked berry pie permeate the glass.  This wine gets to the point, baked piecrust, blackberry and blueberry fruit, a hint of cinnamon, and vanilla bean spice.  Its medium yet firm tannins are expressive and complimentary to the rich dark fruit without being overly aggressive.  The wine has a lengthy solid finish, its well balanced and extremely pleasant to drink.  Enjoy with any pork dish, filet mignon, and or your favorite empty glass.

VINEYARD NOTES:

A steep hillside vineyard located west of the town of Calistoga, this 19 acre vineyard is planted in rocky volcanic and stony loam soils. Hot days provide color and flavor while cooler nights help maintain acidity and structure. Calistoga has the highest diurnal temperature variations in all of the Napa Valley. The grapes from this climate are characteristic of black fruit profiles.