2012 Vinoce Proprietary Red Wine, Mt. Veeder
2012 Mt Veeder Cabernet Franc
Brian Nuss, Winemaker's Tasting Notes: The 2012 with a higher degree of natural acidity present on the palate, making the wines more racy in their youth and giving us the luxury of a long evolution in the bottle. Characteristic red fruits light up the front palate red raspberries and bing cherries start the experience the wine stays focused through the mid palate and very gracefully moves to the back palate where dark cherry notes highlight the plum, currant and cassis notes of the vineyard.
Vinoce Vineyards Comments: We are dedicated to producing an outstanding wine that reflects the vineyards distinctive Mt Veeder Appellation origins. Our 2012 Vinoce is crafted from carefully selected blocks of grapes to yield intense, deeply colored wine with concentrated aromas and flavors. The wine is characterized by rich fruit flavors, a fine silky texture and ripe approachable tannins structured for aging.
Harvest Data: Grapes Harvested in mid to late October
Fermentation: Careful tannin management is an important factor to our producing powerful, yet elegant mountain wines. Our fermentation is completed in the barrel, which accelerates early integration of fruit and oak.
Barrel Aging: 18 to 24 Months on 65% new French Oak. Toast levels vary in barrel selection.
Blend: 85% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot
Appellation: 100% Napa Valley, 100% Single Vineyard