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Handwritten 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Carneros 750ml

It's not everyday that you see a Cabernet coming out of Carneros, especially not one as complex and balanced as this beauty. This wine certainly has the classic earthy notes one would expect to find from a cooler growing site such as the Truchard Vineyard, however the red fruits just jump out of the glass creating a perfect compliment to the savory notes of fresh herbs and spices. With all that crazy complexity this wine will lovingly accompany a wide variety of your favorite dishes. 

 

$110 Per Bottle /
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Harvest & Tasting Notes:

As one of only a handful of wineries in the Napa Valley to produce a Carneros Cabernet Sauvignon, we are proud to present this exquisite representation of what the appellation has to offer. Intensely hot days give way to cooling morning fog and breezes from the bay, allowing the development of rich, bold flavors while maintaining structure and elegance. On the nose find dark espresso bean, tobacco leaf and juicy ripe blackberry followed by caramel and vanilla bean that only new French oak aging can provide. The seductively smooth palate is lush with black cherry, cassis and bittersweet chocolate carried throughout a lingering finish. To enjoy in its youth decant for one hour prior to serving, or cellar for five to seven years.

Composition: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petite Verdot
Appellation: 94% Napa Carneros, 6% Rutherford
Aging: 22 months in 70% new French oak, unfiltered
Alcohol: 14.9% abv
Harvest Date: October 29, 2012