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2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Designation
Alcohol %

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford Estate
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SKU: 12CS712
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A shining example of the beauty produced from our Sullivan Estate Vineyards and the Rutherford appellation.  Bright raspberry and cherry dominate the nose while subtle hints of oak add a bit of spice and sweetness, bringing together a wine that is intense yet clean.  Red fruits carry over the palate giving a candied effect while the signature Rutherford dust qualities of earth and leather layer complexity on the elegance of the fruit.  Drink now or cellar for 10-15 years as this one will please for years to come! 

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Harvested 10/15/2012 - 10/25/2012
Production Notes
90% New French Oak
Winemaker Notes
96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
Aged 22 Months
Other Notes
575 cases produced
Vintage Notes

This vintage will be remembered as one of the best ever for Napa Valley, and recalled the classic vintages that built Napa’s world class reputation. Summer and fall brought warm temperatures, but no heat waves, and a return to the classic Valley diurnal cycle. The results were moderate alcohol and crisp acidity with deep, rich color saturation and intense tannins, inviting comparisons with 2001, 2002 and 2007, but at record crop levels.