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2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
pH
3.8
Aging
18 months in 100% French Oak
Residual Sugar
0.6
Tannin
6
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
91
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SKU: 961444120086

The Alexander Valley consists of a broad valley floor bisected by the Russian River. It is surrounded by hills that block the coastal fog, keeping the region warmer than most of its neighbors. This climate, combined with well-drained, gravelly soils, help the Alexander Valley produce some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon grapes available.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
pH
3.8
Aging
18 months in 100% French Oak
Residual Sugar
0.6
Tannin
6
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon presents blackberry and plum aromatics typical of the Alexander Valley, along with accents of coffee and toasted nuts. Elegant tannins and balanced acidity provide structure for the rich fruit on the palate, which lingers on the finish.
Ratings
91 Points-Wine Enthusiast: Nicely layered, this offers an intensity of black plum and chocolate around a soft core of approachable, rounded tannins. Medium bodied, it has a mix of elegance and decadence that makes it drinkable now and impressive from start to finish. — V.B.
Vineyard Notes
2012 was a near perfect vintage, with temperate conditions, few heat spikes, and very little rain. The harvest was bountiful and fruit was of exceptional quality, featuring balanced ripeness and acidity and intense flavors.
Winemaker Notes
Grapes were hand-sorted and gently crushed. The wine underwent native-yeast fermentation in barrel and had an extended maceration period to soften the tannins. After 18 months aging, the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered to enhance complexity and aging potential.
Production
Winemaker: Marco DiGiulio
Product Reviews
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Tim
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(Jan 23, 2016 at 2:35 PM)
One of our favorite wines

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Brande Wood
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(Feb 5, 2016 at 9:45 PM)
I never liked Cabernet Sauvignon until I had The Calling's 2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It was incredible. It smelled and tasted lush and ripe - like violets, ripe berries and dark plums. I have since gone on a quest to find another Cab with a similar special character and none have come close. I am obsessed with this wine and plan to go buy out what is left at Vino 100. It tastes like Love!

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Katherine Thompson
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(Feb 6, 2016 at 5:12 PM)
Great taste from the first sip.

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