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2012 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley

2012 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley
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2012 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley

2012 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley

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Wine Spectator
The 2012 vintage began with textbook conditions that continued through much of Harvest. Spring bud break was ideal with steady flowering and even fruit set. A lengthy stretch of warm days and cool nights during the summer months allowed for optimal ripeness to develop in the grapes and an exceptional quality overall. Late and light rains held off until the grapes found ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush. Located 17 miles northwest of the winery, Knights Valley vineyard is approximately 600 acres, and has rocky, well-drained soils that are perfectly suited to Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Grapes for the 2012 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested between October 4th through October 26th.
 
The 2012 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of dark blue fruits and spices. Notes of cassis, sweet licorice and a juicy core of fruit are balanced by nice acidity and a silky, lingering finish.


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$32.00  /  Bottle
 
$384.00  /  Case
 
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Vintage: 2012
Varietal Composition:
85% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Merlot
5% Cabernet Franc
2% Petit Verdot
1% Malbec
Appellation: Knights Valley
Acid: 5.9 g/L
PH: 3.69
Barrel Aging:
13 month
25% New French oak
Alcohol %: 14.3
WSRating: 90
To maintain the unique characteristics of the different lots from varying areas of the vineyard, Chief Winemaker Laurie Hook monitored each of the lots carefully through vinification and aging. Extended maceration created larger tannins to enhance the lush mouthfeel of the blend and extracted a maximum of color, aromas and flavors. The wines were then aged in small French Nevers oak barrels (25% new) for thirteen months and underwent malolactic fermentation for further development of texture and mouthfeel. Laurie blended in a portion of Merlot to add texture and plush tannins, and a touch of Cabernet Franc for length in the finish.
The 2012 vintage began with textbook conditions that continued through much of Harvest. Spring bud break was ideal with steady flowering and even fruit set. A lengthy stretch of warm days and cool nights during the summer months allowed for optimal ripeness to develop in the grapes and an exceptional quality overall. Late and light rains held off until the grapes found ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush. Located 17 miles northwest of the winery, Knights Valley vineyard is approximately 600 acres, and has rocky, well-drained soils that are perfectly suited to Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Grapes for the 2012 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested between October 4th through October 26th.
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