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1992 MONTICELLO VINEYARDS Jefferson Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon

1992 MONTICELLO VINEYARDS Jefferson Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon

This Cabernet is enjoyable now and will age well, developing additional richness and depth of structure, for many years to come.

The 1992 Jefferson Cuvee is a blend of five Napa Valley vineyards including our own State Lane Vineyard, with a small amount of Estate Merlot blended in as well. Wine made from these vineyards were kept separate during the vinification process to show all the soft, forward, complex flavors of black fruits and cassis. The 1992 Jefferson Cuvee was aged for 24 months in small, 60-gallon French oak barrels, adding a layer of sweet oak to its long persistent finish.

All of our library wines are extremely limited in availability, in some cases just 2-3 cases of these wines remain. We have taken great care that these they have been cellared in here at our winery in the best of conditions. But because of age we must ask that these wines are sold as-is and purchases are limited to 3 bottles.

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Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Jefferson Cuvee
Alcohol %
Wine Profile & Ratings
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.
Food Pairing Notes
Red Meats, Hearty Dishes, Dark-Chocolate (bitter-sweet), Strong-flavored Cheeses
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