Seduce Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - 6L- IMPERIAL/METHUSELAH
This smooth, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon has just won its third gold medal in the world's largest competition for American wines, up against the best of the best.
The wine shows a little cigar box and dark fruit on the nose with floral hints of lavender and just a touch of chocolate. Soft toffee and honey with a little red licorice combine on the palate with a smooth, structured mouth feel.
The classic Cabernet finish of cedar and tobacco overlays a mild mineral note indicating the wine's potential for pairing with a wide range of foods. The velvety tannins give proof of its superior structure and worthiness to lay down or enjoy now.
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.