2012 TR Passalacqua Cabernet Sauvignon, Blocks 18 & 19
This wine was tasted on January 26, 2019 from a 750ml bottle that was stored between 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit. Older vintages may show some bottle variation depending upon storage conditions and differences in cork density. Also, please note that some library bottlings may take an additional one to two weeks to process and ship.
Vibrancy and depth are the themes of this powerhouse wine now in its 7th year. It has a complex nose of sweet candied currants and baking cocoa that leads to dense, ripe tannins that are harmonizing nicely. The mid-palate is a showcase of cassis, blueberries, and cedar, and the wine finishes confidently with lingering elegance. This wine is drinking well now and will continue to age gracefully through 2032.
Our most concentrated Cabernet gets its intensity of flavor from fruit grown in the ideally shaped eastern bowl of TR Passalacqua Vineyard. This terroir rewards us year to year with an elegant, balanced Cabernet which has been the cornerstone of the Passalacqua Cabernet’s since 2004. Blocks 18 & 19 grow in rich red, rocky soil and the small bunches they yield consistently have the focused, classic Cabernet fruit and the powerful tannins you have come to expect from these vineyard blocks.
Twenty months in thin-staved French oak, one-half new and one-half one year old.