2012 Urban Press Late Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon

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Ruby red in color with intense aromas of dried olives and blackberries with underlying mineral and tea-like hints of espresso. Powerful, dusty Cab flavors hit you along with concentrated blackberry fruit flavors on the palate.

Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.

Vineyard Notes
We made its first Cabernet in 1999. It was the first wine to be on the cover and has been a real hit since. This wine is a terroir driven Cabernet from gravelly, alluvial soils; very much like the gravel beds. Hence, the best Cabernet came from the main vineyard, with lots of gravel, grown on a Bordeaux Clone. Our goal with this wine is to showcase not only the best, but our most terroir driven Cabernet.
Winemaker Notes
Ruby red in color with intense aromas of dried olives and blackberries with underlying mineral and tea-like hints of espresso. Powerful, dusty Cabernet flavors hit you along with concentrated blackberry fruit flavors on the palate. The finish is clean and has a purity to it that is framed with ripe tannins that rein in the fruit.
Production Notes
Only 120 cases produced
Produced in the Moon Mountain District - Sonoma County
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date
October 1 - 28
Acid
0.54 g/100ml
pH
3.88
Aging
16.5 Months in French oak
Bottling Date
June
Residual Sugar
22.3
Alcohol %
16.4