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2012 jd Cabernet Sauvignon (1 X 750 ML)
The vineyard blocks, totaling 43 acres, are laid out in three isolated pockets ranging from approximately 500 to 1000 feet in elevation. They include the two Schram sections, Napa Valley’s first hillside vineyards, originally established in 1862 by Jacob Schram, and the McEachran parcel, which was first planted by Colin McEachran in 1878. These are the southernmost vineyards in the Diamond Mountain District AVA. Flanked by two cool creek canyons (Nash Creek to the north and Ritchie Creek to the south) and surrounded by dense coniferous and deciduous forests, the vines here produce late-ripening, richly concentrated fruit with average yields of just two tons per acre.
Aromas of black cherry, blueberry, and fresh herbs are accentuated by cinnamon, clove, and vanilla. A full and dense entry emphasizes the aromas with flavors of boysenberry and black plum. The palate exhibits firm structure, resolved tannins and a refined fruitful finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies