Only 2 Bottles Left!
2012 Duckhorn Vineyards Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Duckhorn Vineyards Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

In Stock
Add To Cart
$95.00
/ 750ml
SKU: RUCS1275
Add To Cart
$1,140.00
/ Case of 12
 

The Rutherford winegrowing region has long been the source for some of the Napa Valley’s most storied Cabernets, and for many years, this coveted fruit has played an important role in our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Building on our experience with these exceptional grapes, this wine captures the essence of Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, from its lovely layers of blackberry, cassis and tobacco to the dusty minerality that has come to define the legendary wines from this appellation.

Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine Review Online
95

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Cooperage 100% French Oak Château-style Barrels (60 Gallons) Barrel Aging: 16 Months Age of Barrels: 50% new, 50% second vintage
Winemaker Notes
This wine begins with a complex nose of blackberry, brambly red fruit, pencil shavings, sweet spice, wild sage and warm terracotta. Fine-grained tannins and a classic note of Rutherford dust add dimension to the round velvety palate, underscoring flavors of Bing cherry, spiced plum and cedar.
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
Release Date: September 2015

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 24, 2012
Sugar
25.3° Brix
Acid
0.64 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.72
Fermentation
10-12 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
July 2014
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine Review Online
95

Product Reviews

Add a Review
Product Reviews
Add A Product Review
E-Mail me when someone reviews this product
Leave this field blank:
Add To Cart
$95.00
/ 750ml
SKU: RUCS1275
Add To Cart
$1,140.00
/ Case of 12
 

Standard Bottle

750ml

5 - 5oz Glasses

Serves 2-4

Magnum

1.5 Liters

2 Standard Bottles

Serves 4-5

Double Magnum or Jeroboam

3 Liters

4 Standard Bottles

Serves 6-8

Imperial

6 Liters

8 Standard Bottles

Serves 12-16

X