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Honig Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 750ml 2012
Sku: 48352
Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, a lengthy stretch of warm days, and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and ...more
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Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $41.99

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Plenty of ripe, wild berry and plum aromas and flavors, framed by vanilla, spice, and toasty oak. Lush mid-palate tannins flow into a lengthy finish accented by bright fruit.
Wine Spectator 89 points - On solid footing, with sassy tannins, this offers a core of mocha, blackberry and dark berry flavors that are pure, dense and chewy, accented by tobacco leaf and cigar box notes. Drink now through 2023. 15,355 cases made.-JL  (Jun 15 2014)

Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby/purple with notes of plum and blackcurrant with the attractive aromatics followed by a medium-bodied wine. It starts off well and shortens ever so slightly in the finish. This is certainly good, stylish Cabernet Sauvignon, but this is the high end in terms of quality. (Oct 2014)

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Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, a lengthy stretch of warm days, and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar.
Wine maker notes
The fruit for this wine comes from both our sustainably farmed vineyard in Rutherford, and from local Napa Valley vineyards. Each vineyard block was harvested and made into an individual lot representing that block. The wines were pressed off the skins from 10 to 20 days after crushing. Blending generally takes place between January and April of the year following harvest.

Technical notes
FRUIT 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot HARVEST October 3 - October 30, 2012 Average Degrees Brix: 25.7 AGING Aged for 18 months in American oak barrels (35% new barrels)

Food pairing
This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon perfectly complements lamb, duck, beef and wild game.