2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Donedei // 2012

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Colombia Valley AVA

All grapes for Donedeiwines are hand-picked, sorted and gently crushed -we are 100% free run, which means we do not press (very unusual) to enhance concentration and color intensity and then ferment in small lots using proprietary yeasts.In addition, our wines are un-filtered and un-fined so we recommend decanting a bottle before enjoying.  Our team takes great pride in what we do and we hope it shows in every glass.

Our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a very finessed wine with character that is just now opening. Big cherry notes with full body and spice. This wine needs time but is beautiful now and well into the future. Oak and barrel characters are well balanced in the nose and on the palate. The glycerin is forward and fills the mouth. Enjoy with grilled, full flavored red meats or game.

UPC: 8 51781 00401 1

Production: 400 Cases

GRAPE VARIETIES

Cabernet Sauvignon 75%
Cabernet Franc 15%
Merlot 10%

VINEYARD SOURCES

70% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, Red Mountain  & 30% Elephant Mountain Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills

OAK AND BOTTLE AGING

34 months in French & American oak (50/50); 40% new & 60% neutral; minimum 6 months in bottle

ANALYSIS AT HARVEST

Harvest: mid-Sept. thru late Oct., 2012

Average Brix 26.0

Average TA 0.50%

Average pH 3.40

ANALYSIS AT BOTTLING

Bottling: Nov. 2015

Residual Sugar 0.1%

TA 0.60%

pH 3.70

Alcohol 13.5%