2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville-Napa Valley
2012 summed up to be a perfect vintage with clear sunny days and cool evenings. This produced a long, moderate growing season with extended hang time and even ripening, resulting in optimum tannin maturity and a deep range of flavors. The vintage ended with a texbook harvest starting on September 1st and ending exactly two months later on Halloween. We harvested the Oakville Terraces Cabernet Sauvignon and the Lischewski Vineyard Cabernet Franc on October 1st.
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc. This wine went through native yeast and malolactic fermentations and then rested sur lies to incorporate the oak so that the 20 months spent in 100% new French barrels is barely noticeable. This Cabernet Sauvignon was bottled in June, 2014 without filtration
From a small, tightly-spaced, very rocky vineyard just above Pedregal, this blend includes 75% of our favorite, neighboring Cabernet Franc.