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Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon 2012Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Size: 750ml

WA 87

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.

Tasting Notes: “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

Technical Data 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." -Rated 87, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate