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2012 Brothers 1.5L

Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Brothers 1.5L

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Winemaking Notes
The 2012 Brothers is a deeply rich wine with complex dark fruit flavors. The wine is bursting with blackberry, plum and wonderful chocolate notes followed by a round and seductive mid-palate and a long lingering finish. Enjoy this wine now or cellar it for enjoyment in 8 to 10 years.
Vineyard Notes
In the hills to the east of the small town of Cloverdale, Brothers spans 141 acres, nearly all planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller amounts of other Bordeaux varieties. The vineyard is on well-drained loam underlain by sandstone, shale, and ancient greenstone. Its elevations, surpassing 1,000 feet, and its primarily western aspect perfectly situate the vines to capture the full warmth and light of the afternoon sun, ripening Cabernet well into the chocolate and black fruit profile, with exceptional richness.
Production Notes
The 2012 vintage started off warm and dry, with little to no frost. By mid-summer people were beginning to whisper about how perfect the growing season was going. Rain-free warm days and cool nights were the rule, with no storms or heat spikes. Block 1B, is a gently eastern sloping block at an elevation of 450 feet at the base of the ranch and was picked on October 4th. The greenstone soil in block 1B is unique compared to the other blocks at Brothers, and perhaps as a consequence, the fruit from block 1B ripens significantly earlier than the other blocks. Block 8A, which is at about 850 feet elevation was picked on October 10th, and blocks 5 mid and 5 North are on a steep hillside ranging from 700-800 feet elevation and were picked on October 11th.
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley
21 months in 100% French oak barrels, 44% new
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