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Cabernet Sauvignon, Panek Vineyard 2012

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What makes Clone 6 especially compelling is its inherent structure. This small berry’s thicker skin gives the 2012 vintage plenty of backbone to balance the more fruit-generous qualities of the valley floor. The wine has enough tannin to buffer the caramelized brown sugar and maple syrup elements that appear year after year. Once again, there is a satisfying mix of red and black fruits. While the red fruits give the impression of higher acidity and make the wine more mouthwatering, the black fruits give it a serious tone, a brooding side. Because the fruit was allowed to hang without trauma until we were ready for it, the wine is showing a bit of everything. It is rewardingly complete, equally suited to enjoying young or cellaring.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Vineyard designation:
Panek Vineyard
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
95

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Aging:
85% new French oak barrels (20 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
265

Reviews

  • "95 points. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (clones 6, 7 and 169) from a vineyard situated near the well-known Vineyard 29, on a hillside near the Markham Winery north of St. Helena. A classic 2012 – dramatic and flamboyant – with blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with melted licorice, white chocolate, espresso roast and a touch of wood. Full-bodied, deliciously round and succulent, it is a hedonistic concoction of yummy fruit, glycerin and silky tannins. Consume it over the next 10-15 years." (Wine Advocate)

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