94 Points

92+ Points

Harvest Date October 19th

Growing Season The 2012 growing season has been described by many as “textbook perfect”. Temperate summer days moderated plant growth, contributing to smaller cluster and berry size during lag phase, leading to increased concentration of flavors. An idyllic Indian summer finished the maturation process, producing fruit with exceptional character and intensity.

Winemaking

• Hand harvested at night
• Hand sorted, cold
• Fermented with indigenous yeasts in closed-top, stainless steel tanks
• 6 day cold soak, 30 days total maceration
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
• Aged 20 months in French oak barrels, 87% new
• Coopers: Taransaud, Darnajou, Marcel Cadet, Radoux, and Marques
• Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
• Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2014