Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Dry Creek Valley

Vareital
Cabernet Sauvignon

2012

Sonoma County

The 2012 vintage is a true standout. The even ripening conditions and near perfect sugar acid balance in the grapes was a winemaker’s dream. The Bordeaux varietals flourished unlike any vintage in recent memory. This impeccable wine displays wonderful aromatics of cherry, black currant and black olive notes. Additional airing reveals dried floral, allspice and hints of nutmeg and juniper. The palate is full-bodied and fleshy with excellent tannin and structure. The wine is silky and smooth with superb balance – something we work tirelessly to achieve. The finish lingers on showing great texture and charm.

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Since 2002, we have produced Cabernet Sauvignon exclusively from the Dry Creek Valley. Much of the Cabernet grown in our region is planted on a sharply terraced hillside vineyard on the western slopes of the valley. Morning sun warms the vines and the orientation of the vineyards protects the grapes from the afternoon sun. This delicious wine displays bright cherry and cranberry tones with underlying dusty floral nuances. The tannins are seamless and well integrated leading to a long, lingering finish.

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definitely dusty and floral with quite a bit of tart cherry. lovely lingering finish. not a typical cabernet.

 

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