2012 Winfield Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (1 X 750 ML)

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The Davies family, proprietors of Schramsberg Vineyards and J. Davies Estate in Napa Valley, presents its first vintage of the Winfield Vineyard Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon. Expanding from the knowledge gained through the production of the J. Davies Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain, this bottling is an exploration of a new Napa Valley vineyard site for us. Each vineyard site provides the winemaking team unique flavor characteristics from the varietal, allowing them the opportunity to produce a wine that is strikingly different than the J. Davies Estate wine, while still delicious and singular to the vineyard from which it came. We are proud to present this vineyard-designate Cabernet Sauvignon wine from the 2012 vintage.

The Vineyards
The Winfield vineyard is located on the Napa Valley floor, near the city of Calistoga, in northern Napa County. In this location, the lower volcanic slopes of Mount Saint Helena begin their rise out of the valley's alluvial floor. The soils in this site provide great root support and drainage, growing grapes which contain a round, dark richness on the palate. Winfield’s up-valley location has a broad temperature range throughout the day. Early overcast burn-off provides long, sunny days and warm daytime temperatures, which are ideal for ripening of the fruit. The evening fog, providing cool nighttime temperatures, supports great acid retention within the grapes. This combination of soil and environment leads to an extraordinary site for growing delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting notes

The Winfield Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has perfumed aromas of black cherry combined with cocoa, cedar, and leather. The palate is firm, complex and fruitful. Blackberry and plum mingle with flavors of black tea and dark chocolate. These elements are seamlessly brought together with youthful tannins that sustain a long and viscous finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

Reviews

92 Points
A deep, structured wine, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Winfield Vineyards is endowed with notable complexity, although the imposing tannins are likely to require a measure of patience. Smoke, tobacco, graphite, earthiness and dark fruit are broadly sketched in a Cabernet Sauvignon that brings together power, precision and class.- Vinous (December 2014)
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