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2012 Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon


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2012 was one of those vintages that allowed us to express what makes the Montelena Estate a rarity, even in the Napa Valley. When one considers all of the grape-growing regions of the world and the myriad styles of wines produced therein, one thing should be abundantly clear: the vineyard site is the most important factor in determining the potential of what ends up in the glass. The interaction of soil strata, climate, aspect, and topography intertwined with the seasoned hands of a good farmer is multiplicative in nature. Hitting on all of these, or more succinctly – growing the right grape in the right place – is much more difficult to achieve than it sounds. But when those variables align, the resulting wines embody and are emblematic of the unique nature of the vineyard that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

-Winemaker Matt Crafton


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