2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
An intensely deep colored wine with a beautiful nose of fresh blackberries, black currant, boysenberry, blueberry, and cedar which is complimented by hints of sweet tobacco, vanilla, cinnamon, and dried herbs. The taste is rich in texture. The complex fruit flavors on the palate blend into the opulent dusty tannins for a dynamic, lengthy finish that defines the purely balanced, fresh intensity that is the culmination of elegance and grace.
GOLD MEDAL – Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2015
88 SCORE – Terroirist.com, July 2015
“Full-bodied and fruit forward. A smooth and rich presence on the palate. Full of juicy, gushing blue and black berries, laced with notes of cola, sweet coffee, earthy-dusty elements … cedar, pine, hints of sweet menthol…full of richness…”
Estate Oak Club $35.20 /bottle Reserve Oak Club $32.00 /bottle
After two challenging, cool years, the vintage of 2012 was an ideal growing season giving us a bountiful crop and excellent wines. The very pleasant weather gave us warm, sunny days and cool nights allowing the fruit enough hang time to develop complex flavors and textures. August proved to be a bit warmer than normal, helping to ripen the grapes and provide some well-balanced flavors and chemistry. The low juice yields allowed for better depth and concentration. It was an abundant harvest with yields being one of the highest on record for Camp 4 Vineyard.
Camp 4 Vineyard is situated on the eastern most edge of the Santa Ynez Valley and serves as the gateway into Happy Canyon. The vineyard is home to 19 varietals focusing on Rhone and Bordeaux, providing an ideal microclimate with a long growing season and maximum flavor development. The sandy-loam soil aids in producing high quality wine grapes. We pride our vineyard on the perfect balance of quality and quantity and the focus on sustainable farming.
The king of red wine, Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect match for big, mouth watering dishes including roast beef with wine-based jus, grilled NY Strip steak with garlic butter, or pork tenderloin wrapped with pancetta. These sophisticated meals bond perfectly with the spiciness of our Cabernet while also embracing its developed flavors of dark fruits including blackberries and blueberries.