2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Notes of black licorice, anise seed, and alluring perfume dance in and out without dominating. The finish is full of watering, pleasing fruit and polished tannins.
The third consecutive cool and late growing season of 2012 was perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon. Our dry winter ended with moderate rainfall in March, giving us a long growing season and also led to richer flavor development. We opened the vine canopies to ensure sunlight, warmth and good air circulation around the grape clusters. The night-harvested grapes retained their enticing aromas and naturally pleasing acidity all the way to the bottle.
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new and used (50/50) French oak
The long, dry 2012 growing season produced a Cabernet with extraordinary harmony and
balance. It's seamlessness makes the task of describing its attractive attributes more
difficult than usual. The nose is loaded with ripe fruit, varietally true earthiness and a touch
of sweet oak toast. On the palate, the tannins melt from start to finish. The range of
concentrated black fruits is sweetly extracted and ever present. Notes of black licorice,
anise seed, rootbeer and alluring cab perfume dance in and out without dominating. The
finish is full of watering, pleasing fruit and polished tannins. We expect this wine to show as
beautifully after years of cellaring as it does today. - Ashley Heisey
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect with LMR Grass-fed beef, braised lamb shanks, or with roasted game.