2012 Palmaz Vineyards Gaston Cabernet Sauvignon

This Cabernet Sauvignon lures the taster with dark cherries, toasted oak and coconut all lovingly encased in a smooth fondant icing. The tannins are rich, grainy and lingering. Equal parts juicy and firm, this wine features Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the upper vineyard, marking the first time this high-elevation vineyard was worthy of the designation of Gaston. Grapes from this parcel are challenged both by the rocky draining soils and the constant summer breeze that allows only a small quantity of concentrated, hearty grapes to survive the arid plateau. The firm tannins of this wine will cut through thick, juicy steaks gloriously.

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2012 Label

OAK:

100% New French Oak
Aged 19 months

BLEND:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

ANALYTICS:

14.9% Alcohol
3.68 pH
5.5 g/L Total Acid

BOTTLING:

July 2014
609 cases produced

2012 Weather Data

Avg. Temp:

59.2 °F
59.5 °F (50yr avg)

Total Rainfall:

32.1 in
26.7 in (50yr avg)

Growing Season

216 days

Weather Data

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