2012 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Napa Valley Red Wine 1.5L

2012 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Napa Valley Red Wine 1.5L

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Duckhorn Vineyards has sourced grapes from Howell Mountain for more than a quarter century and has crafted a Howell Mountain bottling since 1989. Recognized as one of the Napa Valley’s most acclaimed winegrowing regions, grapes from Howell Mountain are famous for producing age-worthy Red Wines with rich, deep color and excellent structure. To encourage further complexity, we bottle-age this mountain-grown wine one year longer than our other wines prior to release.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French oak château-style barrels (60 Gallons) Age of Barrels: 95% new, 5% neutral
Winemaker Notes
Capturing the essence of great mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a complex and beautifully structured wine with aromas of wild berries, red currant, dried herbs and graphite. The aromas carry through to the firm, round palate, where they mingle with layered flavors of vibrant red fruit, slate and hibiscus.
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 2016

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 26 – October 10, 2012
Sugar
24.8° Brix
Acid
0.56 g/100ml
pH
3.80
Aging
24 Months
Bottling Date
February 2015
Alcohol %
14.9

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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

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