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2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Los Carneros

2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Los Carneros
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SKU: 80001388-12

Black plum and blackberry fruit; sage, bay leaf, tobacco and unsweetened mocha aromas and flavors that lead seamlessly into a smoky, fruity finish.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A dark ruby colored, juicy wine with a rich and generous palate, our Los Carneros Cabernet Sauvignon has 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
Vineyard Notes
While Los Carneros is known for its cooling fog and bay breezes, this wine reveals an ideally situated vineyard for sun-loving cabernet sauvignon. This wine is sourced from a hillside vineyard in the warmer, northern part of Napa Valley's Los Carneros appellation. The southwest-facing slopes of this special site capture sunlight and warmth for the development of ripe, rich flavors in our cabernet sauvignon.

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.
Winemaker Notes
Our vineyard team hand-harvested the fruit in the cool early morning hours to retain vibrancy and bright acidity. After gentle de-stemming, the wine fermented in oak tanks. The 37-day extended skin contact (maceration) extracted maximum flavors and silky tannins. After a gentle basket pressing, the wine was carefully transferred to French oak barrels (33% new) for malolactic fermentation. Twenty-two months of barrel-aging provided additional dimension to this elegant cabernet sauvignon, and the wine was bottled in December of 2014.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Carneros
Alcohol %
16
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