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2012 Tonella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage   |  2012 2011 2010

Dark black in color with fresh fruit aromas of black cherry, roasted strawberries, currants, fine-grained leather, strawberry rhubarb pie, red plum, fresh toast, and baking spices. On the palate, the wine has dense tannin on entry, carrying into the mid-palate and then onto a fresh, bright and flavorful finish. Winery Exclusive

Description

HARVEST & WINEMAKING

The grapes came from the first new plantings of our Tonella Vineyard. The Tonella estate vineyard in Rutherford is divided into 17 unique rootstock and clonal blocks, which are further divided in different sections depending on ripeness. The Cabernet Franc was picked October 2, 2012 at 26.2 brix. The Cabernet Sauvignon was picked October 19-29, 2012 between 24.6 and 26.5 brix.
The fruit was cluster sorted before undergoing a two-day cold soak. After inoculation with a French yeast strain, the wine underwent small-batch fermentation, with gentle pumpovers 2-3 times each day. The wine then underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel, and was racked twice before bottling in June 2014. The wine aged in our cellar until its release in October 2016.

Video Tasting Note

Enjoy this short video featuring our President & Director of Winemaking, Michael Trujillo or our Winemaker, Molly Hill as they describe what makes this wine interesting and unique. You’ll get the inside scoop on the history of the wine, where the grapes are sourced from and the winemaker’s goal and philosophy. Pour yourself a glass of Sequoia Grove wine and enjoy the show!

Featured Recipe

We believe that wine is best enjoyed with food, family and friends. Enjoy this featured recipe but don’t hesitate to try it with any of our wines. We believe that slight adjustments to your food – typically a squeeze of lemon and dash of salt, will help any dish accent the wine. Want to learn more? Take our “A Taste For Cabernet” seminar next time you are visiting and be prepared to be amazed.

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$95.00 per Bottle
$1,080.00 per Case
Vintage 2012
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition
84% Cabernet Sauvignon
16% Merlot
Appellation Rutherford
Harvest Date October 2012
Acid 5.6 g/L
PH 3.73
Aging 22 Months
Barrel Aging
60% New French Oak
Ageability 10-15
Bottling Date June 2014
Alcohol % 14.4
Size 750 ml