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2012 Steven Kent Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Steven Kent Cabernet Sauvignon

Livermore Valley, CA

Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: stev-ca12

This Cabernet Sauvignon features the signature herbal, cassis, and spice aromas typical of the Cab-based wines we make from our home
appellation. The fruit characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the Livermore Valley are very specific to this area, and they offer the foundation for delicious, long-lived wines. Highlighted by a depth of dark, rich fruit that extends from the nose through the mid-palate, this wine finely balances the subtle organoleptic and structural elements gained from the finest French oak barrels to create a long, seamless, elegant wine. With great entry acid and a dramatic midpalate-to-finish momentum, this 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon – Livermore Valley showcases a vision for Cabernet Sauvignon that is in keeping with the world-class potential of the Livermore Valley.

Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date
October 30 – November 8, 2012
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Ghielmetti Estate Vineyard, Home Ranch and Smith Ranch vineyards lie along a seven-mile axis from east to west in the heart of the Livermore Valley growing district. The sites are located 600-1000’ above sea level. 2012 put to end a string of three vintages of below-average temperatures in the Livermore Valley. The harvest months of September – November saw mild temperatures, and outside of about .4” of rain spread out over the middle two weeks of October, fruit came in under near-perfect conditions. Our last day of harvest was November 8th, two days ahead of the previous year.
Production Notes
Cold soaked for 5-7 days, individual fermenters inoculated with D254, D21, and D-80 yeast strains. Extended maceration of 14 days followed primary fermentation. Aged for 22 months in 60% new French oak barrels. Primary cooperages were Le Grand, Taransaud, and François Frères.
Winemaker Notes
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon – Livermore Valley was made from fruit harvested from our favored vineyards located along the sevenmile axis in the heart of the Livermore Valley: Ghielmetti Estate, Home Ranch, and Smith Ranch vineyards. Fermented in 1.7 ton open-top fermenters, the wine was aged in 60% new French oak barrels for 22 months. The final blend includes a few percent each of Syrah, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.
1047 cases
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