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2012 Winfield Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (1 X 750 ML)
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.
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
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)