2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
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Our 7.5-acre estate vineyard is planted on gravelly to clay loam soils using low-vigor (101-14) rootstock, on high density, 4’ x 6’ vine spacing. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are planted in three distinct vineyard blocks: The Rancho Caballo Block is planted entirely to Clone #337, a highly regarded Bordeaux clone (small dense berries with great complexities), Marleigh’s Block is planted to Clone #4 (strong flavor intensity and spice) and our Mud’s Kitchen Block is planted to Clone #7 (intense fruit character). In 2013 we began farming our estate biodynamically. Biodynamics is the most advanced form of organic farming. It works with cycles of nature to grow grapes and make wine, and uses plants and animals to take the place of chemicals and fertilizers.
Our 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a generous wine with aromas of red currants, caramel, sage, cedar spice box and milk chocolate slowly revealing itself over time in the glass. Beautifully expressive and opulent with a core of black currant, licorice, truffles and dark chocolate flavors, rich textures and velvety tannins that define classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cellar aging is a rewarding way to experience wine and we would like to offer a few recommendations for optimal enjoyment. For wines with older natural corks, we suggest using a two-prong pull to open bottles. Older wines may also have more sediment and we recommend decanting our aged bottles for at least 90 minutes prior to service to remove residual and allow the wine to fully open up.