2012 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard

2012 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard

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Rector Creek Vineyard is located north of Yountville along the Silverado Trail. A unique climate, combined with Rector Creek’s rocky alluvial soils, creates excellent growing conditions for the vines. The 39-acre site is planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The wines from this vineyard exhibit abundant dark red fruit characteristics including black raspberry, with hints of strawberry.

Wine Spectator
90
Wine Review Online
97

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot Cooperage 100% French oak Chateau-style barrels (60 gallons) Barrel Aging: 18 months Age of Barrels: 85% new, 15% second vintage
Winemaker Notes
The 2012 growing season has yielded a complex and compelling expression of Rector Creek Cabernet, with a beautiful nose of blueberry, lavender, dried sage and grilled figs, as well as hints of warm earth. On the palate, bright acidity and fleshy tannins add definition to intense flavors of the blackberry and crème de cassis.
Production
The 2012 growing season offered near-perfect growing conditions. Though budbreak was late due to heavy spring rains, warm weather during bloom allowed the vines to set a large crop. Increased yields were the result of more berries, not larger berries. This translated into even higher quality in the winery, as the skin-to-juice ratio remained ideal. Slightly cooler-than-average post-veraison weather and a lack of any heat events allowed for greatly extended hang time. Harvest was 2-3 weeks later than average, and the grapes arrived at the winery in pristine condition.
Other Notes
Released: September 2015

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 19 - 23, 2012
Sugar
25.7° Brix
Acid
.60 g/100ml titratable acidity
pH
3.68
Fermentation
10-12 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
August 2014
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
90
Wine Review Online
97

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