2012 Cuvee 2740, Estate

2012 Cuvee 2740, Estate
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
48% Grenache | 25% Syrah | 14% Petite Sirah | 13% Mourvedre | 2% Viognier
Aging
22 months: 55% Ntrl French Oak | 45% New French Oak
Alcohol %
15.1
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SKU: 12REDST
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
48% Grenache | 25% Syrah | 14% Petite Sirah | 13% Mourvedre | 2% Viognier
Aging
22 months: 55% Ntrl French Oak | 45% New French Oak
Alcohol %
15.1
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This is a complex wine that combines aromas of dried cherry, cassis, black berry and plum with elements of violets, orange peel, tobacco, sandalwood, and dried herbs. Moderate tannins and ample acidity create a supple, balanced finish for this medium to full-bodied wine.
Winemaker's Notes
2012 is a very structured and tannic vintage, especially for our Syrah and Petite Sirah. This cuvee was originally going to be dominated by those two varietals but it turned out that more Grenache was required to make it balanced. The wine sees a higher percentage of new oak (45%) and an extra few months in barrel prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Estate Vineyards
70% Stoney Creek | 30% White Oak Flats
Production
174 cases