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Corley Family Napa Valley

2012 Jefferson Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Jefferson Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon
MONTICELLO VINEYARDS

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Jefferson Cuvee
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The Jefferson Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon blend is always an enjoyable wine to assemble each year. We generally have a relatively high proportion (up to 25%) of varietals other than Cabernet Sauvignon used in the blend so we can explore some additional layers of interest in terms of varietal aromas and textural complexity. Historically, Merlot has been a primary blending component for this wine, as we have really enjoyed the pairing of the soft tannin-higher acid Merlot with the higher tannin-lower acid Cabernet lots. Cabernet Franc has long played a supporting role in the Jefferson Cuvee. With careful farming and patience nearing harvest, we feel that the grape has earned its place as a master blender in our cellar.
Winemaker Notes
The wine reveals a deeply tinted, dark garnet color. Ebullient flavors stay in sync with the nose, echoing dark berries and mocha tones from start to end.
Food Pairing Notes
Red Meats, Hearty Dishes, Dark-Chocolate (bitter-sweet), Strong-flavored Cheeses
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