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Reynolds Family Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon from Carneros, California
    14.6% ABV
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    14.6% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    The 2012 Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon is rich on the nose, with a dense, tightly focused note of black cherry and star anise, with subtle notes of cedar, leather and candied red fruits. The flavors weave together on the palate with ripe blackberries and warm baking spices to create an elegant mouth feel that ends with a long, persistent finish.

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    Reynolds Family Winery

    Reynolds Family Winery

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    Reynolds Family Winery, Carneros, California
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    Steve Reynolds' interest wine started when he was living in Germany as a young teenager. Wine was part of his daily life and his father often took the whole family on wine tasting trips through Europe. At the time, they'd curse him as they spent their day throwing rocks into a pond while he tasted. Now, of course, Steve is grateful to his father for sharing his passion and enthusiasm.

    Steve and his father dreamt of building a winery together and their vision became reality when he and his wife Suzie traded Steve's dental practice for the life of wine growers in 1994. The property was a 100-year old chicken ranch that needed lots of love but was full of potential. It took them over a year to clean up and begin renovations. Steve acted as general contractor, and he built everything from the fences to the tasting room.

    The winery is Tuscan style, one of Steve's father's favorite winegrowing regions, and it is surrounded by 10 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in 1996. They now create seven wines, including a Chardonnay, two Pinot Noirs (from the Russian River Valley and Los Carneros), a Merlot, the Estate Cabernet, a Reserve Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon and a red wine blend appropriately called "Persistence".

    Carneros

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    Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The cooling winds from the abutting San Pablo Bay, combined with lots of midday California sunshine, create an ideal environment for producing wines with a perfect balance of crisp acidity and well-ripened fruit.

    This cooler pocket of California lends itself to growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Carneros is an important source of sparkling wines made in the style of Champagne as well.

    Cabernet Sauvignon

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    A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon is now the world's most planted grape variety. Inherently high in tannins and acidity, the best bottlings of Cabernet can age beautifully, with the ability to last fifty years or more. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in temperate climates like Bordeaux's Medoc region and forms the base of the Medoc reds, which are typically mostly Cabernet with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. (Enjoying a great deal of success in various regions around the world, this blend is now globally referred to as a Bordeaux Blend.) Cabernet Sauvignon has enjoyed great success throughout the world, particularly in the Napa Valley, and is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and sought-after “cult” wines.

    In the Glass

    High in color, tannin and extract, Cabernet Sauvignon expresses notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, currant, spice and tobacco. In Bordeaux and elsewhere in the Old World you'll find the more earthy, tannic side of Cabernet, where it is typically blended to soften tannins and add complexity. In warmer regions like California Washington, Argentina, Chile and Australia, you can typically expect more ripe fruit flavors upfront.

    Perfect Pairings

    Cabernet Sauvignon is right at home with rich, intense meat dishes—beef, lamb and venison, in particular—where its opulent fruit and decisive tannins make an equal match to the dense protein of the meat. With a mature Cabernet, opt for tender, slow-cooked meat dishes.

    Sommelier Secrets

    Despite the modern importance and ubiquity of Cabernet Sauvignon, it is actually a relatively young variety. In 1997, DNA profiling revealed the grape to be a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc which took place in 17th century southwestern France.

    EPC29218_2012 Item# 143500