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Madrone Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
    14.2% ABV
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    14.2% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    This wine opens with aromas of ripe blackberry, sweet tobacco, anise and cocoa. A soft, yet rich entry is sprinkled with notes of blackberry, tea and cedar ending with a pleasantly lingering finish.

    Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Merlot 10%, Cabernet Franc 8%

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    Madrone Estate, Sonoma County, California
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    Crafted from estate vineyards originally planted in 1863 and from select blocks from select Sonoma County vineyards, Madrone Estate Winery offers an exceptional portfolio of wines, each highly limited and bearing the distinct signature of its origin.

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    A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties—they cover nearly double the vineyard acreage compared to whites.

    While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.

    The most famous region today, of course, is the acclaimed Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bordeaux Blends garner global attention and in some cases, "cult" status.

    Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates with vineyards climbing up mountains, reaching far into valleys and stretching along some the state’s most dramatic coastlines. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon do well in its warmer locations.

    The Central Coast, Lodi and the Sierra Foothills also excel in the production of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and remain active frontiers for newer varieties, namely Rhône and Spanish.

    The cool Anderson Valley in California’s North Coast region is a fantastic source of Pinot noir.

    Winemaking in California dates back to the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted the first wine grapes. But the industry experienced its first boom with the Gold Rush in the last half of the 19th century when miners brought vines to the Sierra Foothills.

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