Region: Napa Valley, United States
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Annual Production: 5,000 Cases
The Dominus 2012 exemplies the nest qualities of Cabernet Sauvignon from an ideal vintage. The intriguing nose oers a depth of aromas including lavender, Asian spices and cedar. Soft, supple tannins buoy layers of dark earth and cocoa. The wine is racy yet rened with a long elegant nish.
2012 enjoyed a perfect growing season. Plentiful rainfall in March and April lessened winter drought concerns, and a mild spring with few temperature uctuations contributed to an even budbreak and a healthy bloom. Summer temperatures were consistently warm, without excessive heat spikes, which provided conditions for slow, homogenous maturation of fruit, exhibiting great character and richness.