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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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With the ripeness, concentration, and balance that cooler climate cabernet lovers have come to expect, our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon speaks “Coombsville” …loud and clear. Upon arrival, the wine’s nose beckons with black currant, wild strawberry and licorice; …only to give way to a delicately textured mid-palate and delightful complexity of dark fruit, rhubarb, dried herbs and wet stone. Displaying a pleasing acidity, smoothly integrated tannins, and 19 months of barrel aging in 62% new French oak, the wine’s freshness and agility concludes with a satisfying finish of black fruit and leather.

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Much of this Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the Caldwell Vineyard in Coombsville, an area of southeast Napa Valley where soils are characterized by a unique blend of red volcanic soils and clay.The vineyard is planted on a gently sloping plateau, and the comparatively temperate climate of the area, versus the warmer territory up valley, serves to lengthen the growing season. The grapes are allowed to achieve full ripeness without the pressure of heat extremes common in warmer areas, and low vigor soils throughout the vineyard create small, dense clusters. With the addition of vibrant dark fruit from our preferred vineyard sources on Howell Mountain, the resulting wine is expressive and evocative.

Varietal Composition:80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Merlot
Vineyards:Coombsville, Soda Canyon District, Howell Mountain
Production:905 cases
Harvest Date:September 28 – October 21, 2012
Cooperage:62% new French oak: St. Martin, Fr. Freres, Taransaud
Bottle Date:June 3, 2014
Release Date:September 7, 2015
Retail Price (750ml):$95/bottle

2013 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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An alluringly deep-set ruby in the glass, the 2013 vintage of this remarkable Cabernet invites studied comparison with its acclaimed predecessors. A mélange of black licorice, delicate sage, and dried porcini mushroom coyly greets the nose, foreshadowing its thoughtful vinification. Indeed, boysenberry, black mission fig, anise and cocoa powder play off one another, with an additional suggestion of graphite and black pepper noticeable as the wine graduates to a most satisfying finish. Aged 20 months in 40% new French oak, the wine is lightly muscled with smoothly grained tannins throughout … demonstrating a nimbleness and precision that bring to mind the great welterweight champion, Sugar Ray Leonard, or, perhaps in a different riff, the incomparable Les Paul, picking with abandon across his legendary solid body namesake Gibson electric guitar.

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Much of this Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the Caldwell Vineyard in Coombsville, an area of southeast Napa Valley where soils are characterized by a unique blend of red volcanic soils and clay. The vineyard is planted on a gently sloping plateau, and the comparatively temperate climate of the area, versus the warmer territory up valley, serves to lengthen the growing season. The grapes are allowed to achieve full ripeness without the pressure of heat extremes common in warmer areas, and low vigor soils throughout the vineyard create small, dense clusters. With the addition of vibrant dark fruit from our preferred vineyard sources in Soda Canyon and St. Helena, the resulting wine is expressive and evocative.

Varietal Composition:85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Vineyards:Coombsville, Soda Canyon District, St. Helena
Production:1050 cases
Harvest Date:September 25 – October 22, 2013
Cooperage:40% new French oak: St. Martin, Fr. Freres, Taransaud
Bottle Date:June 22, 2015
Release Date:September 2016