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Herencia Wines

2012 Herencia Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2012 Herencia Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Chiles Valley
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
91
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$85.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: 2012 Cab Sav

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The wine exhibits sweet currant and blackberry aromas with black pepper, anise, toasted oak and notes of molasses. On the palate, flavors of black plum and Bing cherry complement flavors of espresso bean and wet stones. This is a structured wine with excellent depth, flavor and personality. Drink now through 2024.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Chiles Valley
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
91
Wine Profile
Ratings
Tasting Panel 91 pts
Awards
San Francisco Chronicle Win Competition - Gold Winner New York World Wine & Spirits Competition - Gold Winner
Vineyard Notes
From the Chiles Valley nestled in the Vaca Mountains on the northeast side of Napa Valley. The appellation has a warmer and more continental climate than other portions of Napa. This is because the cooling fog and winds that moderate night temperatures in Chiles Valley retreat earlier then most of Napa after sun rise and thus grapes are allowed long hang-time and freedom to develop full concentrated flavors and complexities in an ideal Mediterranean climate.
Production
After harvesting in the early morning hours to preserve the fresh, cold fruit, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel on the skins for 15-16 days before being pressed off. It underwent 100% malolactic fermentation to smooth out the acid and allow the development of a rich and soft mid-palate. The final blend is comprised of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot to bring out a jammy, blue fruit quality. After it finished second fermentation, it was placed in French oak for 23 months. 75% was in new oak and 25% once-used, both with medium toast.
Other Notes
The quality of the 2012 vintage is nothing less than extraordinary. Ranches throughout Chiles Valley reported this harvest as truly exceptional. The chilly nights and moderately warm days preserved the acidity and kept the sugar content from overpowering the phenolic and physiological ripeness creating well-rounded wines.
Product Reviews
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rick aldine
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(Dec 18, 2014 at 5:50 PM)
Big, dark, brooding. A wine to showcase at your holiday dinner. $65 is a deal. Big brand Napa Cabs are half as sumptuous at twice the price. This vintage offering will go fast. Can't wait for 2013.

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Lilia Herrera
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(Jul 11, 2017 at 9:28 AM)
Smooth and rich with ripe plum, cassis and spice; lush, mellow and velvety, long and dense. I can see why this was the winner of not one but two Gold Medals. Absolutely Delicious!!

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