2012 DIAMOND MOUNTAIN DISTRICT Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 DIAMOND MOUNTAIN DISTRICT Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot
Appellation
Diamond Mountain District
Harvest Date
October 16 - 27, 2017
Acid
6.70 g/L
pH
3.89
Aging
22 months in 60-gallon Allier and Center of France French oak barrels
Bottling Date
July 21, 2014
Residual Sugar
0.3 g/L
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The volcanic soils of this hillside vineyard give this Cabernet Sauvignon a firm structure, with intense notes of blackcurrant, cassis and green olive. Bold yet with a supple texture and balanced tannins, this wine shows layers of ripe cherry, juicy berry flavors and cedar.
Vineyard Notes
Dry Cabernet Sauvignon wine from the estate vineyards surrounding the Castello, meant for cellaring up to 10 years
Winemaker Notes
2012 will be a vintage to remember. Near perfect weather conditions resulted in a rare combination of high quality fruit and an abundant crop load. Thanks to dry conditions through winter and spring, the 2012 growing season started off with an earlier than typical spring bud break, bringing it forward by an average of one week. A mild and sunny spring resulted in steady flowering and even fruit-set, allowing the vines to set yields as much as 20% more grapes per cluster compared to previous vintages. The summer months brought in a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights, with verasion taking place in early July, a full two weeks earlier than in 2011. The cool period at the end of September, followed by unusually warm weather in the beginning of October, allowed for the development of a harmonious balance of acids and sugars, and high polyphenol content in reds. The majority of fruit was picked at ideal ripeness prior to the arrival of rain in late October, making coordination of the avalanche of grapes arriving in the winery one of the greatest challenges of the harvest. 2012 promises to be truly exceptional; with wines of well-structured tannins, rich concentration, and developed aromatics defining the vintage. - Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Food Pairing Notes
A wonderful accompaniment to grilled meats and hearty mushroom dishes.
Production
363 cases
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