Inspired by our desire to develop a smooth, cultured Cabernet exhibiting the best of both French and Napa Cabernet without overpowering tannin, 2012 Inspire is a blend of our Dry Creek Valley vineyards together with our hillside vineyards.
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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.
In the hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards late deficit irrigation produces small berries with intense dark fruit flavors. By contrast early deficit irrigation practiced in our Home Ranch Cabernet Vineyard produces more lush and ripe fruit harvested later in the season.
We treat each vineyard lot and clone of these Cabernet vineyards separately, making beautiful stand-alone Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Then blending to produce exceptional flavor focus within the wine.
|Date Bottled||18th Aug 2014|
|Drinkable||2015 - 2020|