2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %
14.4

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Complex aromas foretell rich flavors of black currants, allspice and a hint of clove.  Full bodied with velvety texture, smooth tannins and an extensive finish, this Cabernet blend will age in the bottle 10 years.

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SKU: CS12706CA
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Winemaker's Tasting Notes

Scot Covington - Winemaker

 

 

Trione 2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Block Twenty-One

 

Our Block Twenty One Cabernet is a selection from the Trione Cloverdale Ranch, located on the western flank of the Mayacamas Mountains, in the northern portion of Alexander Valley.   The vines, planted in 2001 with Bordeaux clone #337, grow in clay and sandy loam soils underlain with a high percentage of gravel.  Cabernet Sauvignon grown in this ideal terroir develops deep, concentrated flavors and fine, smooth tannins.

 

Cases produced:  1649 six-packs

Suggested California retail price:  $69

 

Winemaking:  The wine is a classic Bordeaux blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 2% each of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.  Growing season 2012 was one of the most perfect in recent memory, promoting slow ripening, full flavor development and complex structure.  We hand-harvested and fermented each variety, then moved the wines to barrel, where they aged six months.  Once we determined our blend, we returned the wine to barrel for an additional twelve months, to 'marry' the varietals.  We used tight-grained French oak barrels (45% new) from coopers Taransaud, Vicard and Bossuet.

Alcohol: 14.3 percent by volume

TA:  7.00 g/l

pH: 3.51

 

Tasting Notes:  Complex aromas foretell rich flavors of black currants, allspice and a hint of clove.  Full bodied with velvety texture, smooth tannins and an extensive finish, this Cabernet blend will age in the bottle 10 years.