' Sequoia Grove - Shop

2012 Rutherford Bench Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage   |  2013 2012 2011

Aromas of blackberry pie, ripe red cherries, espresso bean and baking spices. The supple, red fruit gives way to an earthy richness on the palate, highlighted by notes of dark chocolate, black cherry and cinnamon spice. Winery Exclusive



The fruit for this wine is from the original estate property at Sequoia Grove, a vineyard planted in the mid-1990s to all five Bordeaux varietals. The valley soils are alluvial and gravelly. The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested between October 22 and 30 at 25.6 and 27 Brix. The Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec were harvested between October 10 and 15 at 25.0 and 25.2 Brix. All of the fruit was picked by hand and then berry sorted before undergoing a 2-3 day cold soak. Each small lot was inoculated with one from an assortment of French yeast strains, with gentle pumpovers done 2-3 times per day. The wine was racked two times and aged in our underground cellar for 22 months before bottling in June 2014 and release in December 2015.

Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2012
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition
79% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Merlot
9% Cabernet Franc
1% Malbec
1% Petit Verdot
Appellation Rutherford
Harvest Date October 2012
Acid 5.7 g/L
PH 3.82
Aging 22 months in oak
Barrel Aging
22 Months in French Oak
Bottling Date June 2014
Alcohol % 14.4
Size 750 ml