Vineyard 7 & 8 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
(Spring Mountain, Napa Valley, California) - [RP 92-94]
Regular price $255.00 Sale price $199.97 Save $55.03
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Notes from the Winemaker:
"The 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon explodes as one of the most aromatically expressive, and all around complete wines we have crafted to date. A true mix of power and elegance, highlighting a sense of place, true to its name and appellation. Winemaker Martha McClellan and I had the ability to compose the final blend from the original 2012 fermentation lots. Additionally, barrel aging of our Cabernets was extended to 26-months at the time of bottling."
- Wesley Steffens, Associate Winemaker
ABOUT VINEYARD 7 & 8
Vineyard 7 & 8 reflects the uncompromising pursuit and vision towards producing premium, handcrafted wines highlighting a sense of place within the Spring Mountain District through experience, passion and humility. Nestled 2020 feet above the Napa Valley floor atop Spring Mountain, the estate that has become Vineyard 7 & 8 was purchased by the Steffens Family in 1999. The winemaking team is led by Winemaker Martha McClellan, Associate Winemaker Wesley Steffens, and vineyard manager Pete Richmond, with an annual production around 1,800 cases.
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest: Hand-picked at physiological ripeness throughout mid to late October.
Fermentation: Double hand-sorting, whole-berry fermentation, average maceration of 30-45 days.
Cooperage: 26 months in 100% new French oak from select artisan coopers.
Case Production: 725
Ratings & Reviews
92-94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The dense purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate possesses copious notes of blueberries, black raspberries, graphite and forest floor. Medium to full body, sweet tannin, luscious dense fruit and a beautiful finish characterize this 2012, which may be the strongest effort I have yet tasted from Vineyard 7 & 8." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Oct 2014)
89 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is marginally better than the Correlation, but only marginally. Here, too, there is plenty of jammy dark fruit, torrefaction, mocha, spice and new French oak. Even within this style, there is just very little in the way of personality or character in what is ultimately a pretty anonymous Cabernet Sauvignon." - Antonio Galloni (September 2015)