The 2012 vintage was substantially larger than the winter damaged 2011 vintage and the quality was exceptional. We achieved beautifully mature fruit through shoot thinning, leaf stripping and improved viticultural practices. It is rare to see production numbers this large and still see wine quality so high.
All grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and de-stemmed. This Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented in small stainless steel tanks and was punched down or pumped over twice a day. Aging in French Chateaux barrels has produced a well proportioned, complex and generous red wine. We have consciously chosen to use slightly less new French oak as these vineyards have gotten older; thus allowing the wine to express varietal typicity and a very distinct sense of place.