2012 Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Moon Mountain California


Fruit for this exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon comes from 50-year-old dry-farmed vines on a rugged site on carved terraces high up the face of the Mayacamas Mountain in the newly-designated Moon Mountain District AVA.  The grape clusters were hand sorted at the winery before being de-stemmed and placed into a small tank for fermentation, which occurred naturally without any additions.  The wine was then aged in French oak barrels (half new) for 20 months before being bottled without filtration or fining.  Crafted by Tadeo Borchardt, the noted winemaker at Neyers Vineyards, this beauty delivers expressive aromas of intense, violets and crushed blackberries that are followed by dense and packed flavors of cassis, white pepper and more freshly-crushed blackberries with a perfumed and floral lift throughout.  The finish is long with a savory mineral note persisting to the end.  14.2% ABV DIR

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