Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 -1.5L
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0.54 g / 100ml
8 months, exclusively French Oak
Gold-Int'l Wine Channel TV Awards Gold-The Fifty Best
Fruit for the Napa Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is carefully hand-selected from a collection of prime Napa Valley vineyards, including Atlas Peak and Spring Mountain. Winemaker Joe Shirley’s unprecedented commitment to sourcing fruit from the best regions results in a beautiful blend that captures the essence of quintessential Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
The grapes are hand-harvested in the cool morning. Upon arrival at the winery, the fruit is hand-sorted, gently de-stemmed and lightly crushed. During a 16-day maceration period, the extraction of color and flavor is maximized and the tannins are polished for a rich, supple mouthfeel. The new wine is transferred to French oak barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation, integrating fruit and oak flavors. The wine is blended with complementary varieties resulting in a lush and savory wine.
The Napa Cellars 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant with concentrated aromas of dark fruit, juicy black currant, elderberry, bay leaf and hints of clove and sea salt. A lush core of ripe blackberry, black currant, slate and dried cocoa coat the palate. Plush and enveloping fine-grained tannins and subtle hints of dried herbs lend to a velvety and long finish. Joe recommends pairing the Napa Cellars 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with rosemary pepper beef roast and braised lamb.