Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1.5L 2012
About This Wine
On the nose: violets, dark cherries, milk chocolates, cedar with touches of blueberries, cherry pie, dark maple syrup
On the palate: soft velvety entrance evolving on plum, blackberry, dark cherry with hints of star fruit, boysenberry
Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc
"2012 proved to be a unique but outstanding vintage. This is not because of frost, heat or rain, but mainly due to bountiful harvest. The growing season was ideal with no frost, a mild spring, and a very temperate, long growing season. This allowed all varietals to ripen to their optimum condition with significant concentration and complexity. The biggest challenge was the management of the tannin structure of the very thick-skinned red vintage. This meant that winemakers who simply applied recipes had a challenging year as tannin levels were at twice the average level."