2012 Cloudburst Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2012 Vintage repeated 2011's hot conditions, with warmer than usual nights accelerating the time of vintage several weeks advance of its usual timing. The heat created intense flavors in the Chardonnay and it was picked earlier than previous years, enabling the retention of strong natural acidity and great freshness and length.
The Cabernet benefited from the moderating temperatures which arrived towards the end of vintage, developing intense fruit flavors with well ripened tannins, assuring great longevity.
This wine has a dark fruit fragrance with chocolate and spice. It tastes of cassis, mulberry and black cherry, and of savory herbs and slate and ash, combining seamlessly with an oyster shell minerality. It is graceful, balanced and intense with great length, structure and vivacit. Alcohol content: 13.5%