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2012 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage   |  2013 2012 2011 

Dark red in color with aromas of blackberries, violets, plum, toffee, toasted barrel, bacon fat, and warm spices. The palate is very decadent with fine-grained tannins and a slightly chewy finish. Winery Exclusive

Description


HARVEST & WINEMAKING

The fruit for this wine comes from the Stagecoach Vineyard in Atlas Peak, from one of the highest blocks, block 8, with southern exposure. The Cabernet franc is a French clone also from Stagecoach vineyard block I. Both harvested October 29, 2012, at 25.4 Brix 25.6 brix, respectively.

The fruit cluster sorted before a two-day cold soak. After inoculation with French yeast, the wine underwent small-batch fermentation, with gentle pumpovers 2-3 times per day. In barrel, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was racked twice before bottling in June 2014. The wine will be bottle aged nearly 2 years prior to its release in Spring 2016.

Ratings

90 Points - Wine Specator
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Vintage 2012
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition
95% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc
Appellation Atlas Peak
Harvest Date October 2012
Acid 5.9 g/L
PH 3.80
Aging 22 months in French Oak
Barrel Aging
22 months
Bottling Date June 2014
Alcohol % 14.4
Size 750 ml