2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
The fruit for our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon came from the Walla Walla, Washington area. It was picked in mid-November after a long cool growing season. The grapes were picked in Mid-November and shipped immediately to us in Minnesota. After a five day cold soak, the Must was inoculated and fermentation began. Nearly a month later the wine was ready for draining and pressing. This precious wine was then barreled down into French oak barrels and where they aged for just under two years. We bottled the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon in May 2014. And after eight months of resting in bottle, we are happy to release it to you now.
Firm, dense and deeply concentrated, the nose offers a powerful thrust of flavors, with mocha- and espresso-laced blackberry, black licorice and cedar notes, revving up on the finish. Long, pure, driven and persistent, this wine is meant for aging. The finish is long and persistent with cassis, cedar and dark fruits.
My ideal pairing with the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon from Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet, MN. Preferably, Medium Rare with an aged Balsamic Vinegar drizzled over the meat.