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With over 19,000 acres dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County leads in the production of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Despite its formidable reputation, Napa represents just 4% of California’s total wine production – but it accounts for 30% of the state’s wine economy.
Cuvee: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot
Winemaking: Handpicked at the peak of ﬂavor development, then crushed and cold soaked for 24 hours. The cap was punched down three times a day to maximize ﬂavor extraction, followed by a 10-15 day maceration period and barrel aging for 16-18 months. The ﬁnal blend included 75% French and 25% American oak.
“Toffee, cherry, mint, ﬁg, violets and chocolate in the nose, medium bodied attack with raspberry, cherry and roasted meats ﬁnishes with great length with roasted meats, chocolate and candied violets.” – Aaron Pott
pH 3.74 | TA 0.60g/100ml | Alc. 14.1%
"The solidly made 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa represents 70,000 cases of good Cabernet Sauvignon! Displaying herbaceously-tinged blackcurrant and plum fruit intermixed with a hint of licorice, this spicy, ripe, richly fruity Cabernet is not terribly complex, but it is well-made. Drink it over the next 3-4 years." -Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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