Indulge Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - Magnum
This is the 1.5 L Magnum version of the Gold Medal winning 2012 Indulge Cabernet Sauvignon.
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GOLD MEDAL winner in the top class Cabernet section at the 2012 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition this outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon was Bill's indulgence in making yet another incredible Cabernet from our Dry Creek Valley fruit. The eye is greeted with a rich dark garnet color. The nose is rich plum with a hint of spice and tobacco. Then an exciting, well rounded mouthful of peppered plum with hints of caramel, tobacco, black licorice and toffee accompanied by robust tannin from start to finish. Will drink well now or may be laid down for several years.
The bottle is a *“Trezzano”* Bordeaux style magnum designed by Bruni Glass of Milan, Italy. On one side of the bottle the names have been etched into the glass and highlighted in cherry red and white enamel. The WILLIAMSON WINES name has been etched and highlighted with actual gold. To crown this special package, the neck was dipped in cherry red wax.
All of this work was performed in the hands of expect craftsmen as is fitting of such a handcrafted wine. Only 48 of these unique magnums were produced. As a final step, they are personally numbered and signed by winemaker Bill Williamson. The bottles were sparged with nitrogen and then filled by hand.
The corks were fitted individually by hand, a process that insures each bottle is filled and sealed correctly. However, this step often results in a little wine being spilled on the cork, so if you remove the wax cap and see wine stain on the top of the cork, don’t worry, the cork is not leaking. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
A classic vintage from start to finish. Textbook conditions in 2012 saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until our wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar. The abundance of perfectly ripe grapes with a smooth balance of acids and sugars provided the opportunity to cull only the most select fruit, intentionally farming to lower yields bringing only the very best grape to harvest that results in wines acclaimed for their high quality in the bottle.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.