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Vintage 2012

The 2012 Adaptation Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of fruit from some of the most respected vineyards in the NapaValley. A true celebration of the greater AVA, the Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the highly acclaimed Ink Grade Vineyard located on the northeastern reaches of the valley and the Steltzner Pool Vineyard located on the southern reaches of Silverado Trail in the legendary Stags Leap District. The Merlot on the was sourced from Andy Beckstoffer' s Orchard Avenue Vineyard located in the southwestern corner of the valley in the Oak Knoll District. This diversity and range of fruit has allowed us to craft a wine that is truly representative of the high caliber wine that the Napa Valley is known for.

The 2012 vintage blessed the vines with a stress-free, growing season allowing us to craft a wine with intense purity of fruit, density and concentration. Sunny, warm and moderate temperatures allowed for peak hang time and optimal ripeness in the vineyards. This wine reflects the characteristics of a great vintage paired with great vineyards.

 

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Bright

ending

Long, Extensive and Flavorful

flavors

Blackcurrant, Pepper, Meaty, Leather, Tobacco and Herbs

nose

Intense, Opulent and Refined

taste

Perfectly balanced, Multi-dimensional, Good texture, Full-bodied and Perfumed

Verdict

Transparent and Intelligent

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle and has by the neck level. Colour is ruby red, and looking bright and deep. On the nose it is intense, refined and opulent. The taste is perfumed, full-bodied, with multi-dimensional, perfectly balanced and good texture structure. On the palate it is layered and has pepper, perfumed, herbs, leather, tobacco, meaty, spice, dried-fruit, blackcurrant and tropical fruits flavours. The finish is long, extensive and flavorful. This wine is intelligent, transparent and fine. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years.
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Origin

Stags Leap, Napa Valley

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Average

Fake factory

None

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