2012 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Saint Helena
The 2012 Saint Helena Cabernet is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.
The wine is dense with velvety tannins appearing early in the mouth. The Saint Helena Cabernet is a wine guided by a balance of structure and suppleness with notes of ripe red fruits, cherry, strawberry jam and toffee. Decant this wine in its youth. With proper cellaring, it will evolve for ten to twenty years.
Harvest ran at a moderate pace until the middle of October, but ramped up through the end of the month requiring long days and nights in the field and on the crush pad in order to bring everything in at optimal maturity. The extended growing season in 2012 was ideal for flavor and tannin development and retaining acidity