2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Los Carneros
Black plum and blackberry fruit; sage, bay leaf, tobacco and unsweetened mocha aromas and flavors that lead seamlessly into a smoky, fruity finish.
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot
Following two cooler and wetter growing seasons, the 2012 vintage was "a walk in the park", says Vineyard Manager, Matt Ashby. A dry winter led to well-timed rain in March which saturated the soils and helped fill the reservoirs. The region's combination of warm days and cool nights endured through the growing season creating the perfect recipe for long, flavor-building hang time and optimal sugar to acid balance. We harvested our select Los Carneros cabernet sauvignon grapes for this wine between October 27th and October 28th.