2012 Josephine Red Wine

2012
Josephine Red Wine

Napa Valley
Josephine

2012
Josephine Red Wine

Napa Valley
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Opaque dark, ruby-garnet color, this Josephine has aroma of briary black fruit, toasty cherry pie, chocolate powder, mushroom, cola and new shoe leather. Adding to the depth and richness, the oak is well integrated with sweet oak spice components reminiscent of clove, cinnamon, tobacco and aromatic cedar. Very soft on the entry, this wine opens in the glass to sweet black cherry flavors that linger through a full mid pallet experience. Bright and rich, this wine has a round mouth feel. The tannins are well resolved, mature, and velvety smooth, leaving the wine with a long, lingering finish. Rich, round and seductive!

Details

Vintage 2012
Varietal Other Reds
Harvest Date September 19-October 12
Acid 0.62g/100ml
pH 3.53
Aging Barrels: 59 gallon French oak 88% new
Bottling Date August 2015
Alcohol % 14.3%

Vineyard Notes

Van-Z–St. Helena (69.2%)

Freemark Abbey Vineyard–St. Helena (29.3%)


Production Notes

This growing season was ideal and some would venture to say perfect. With textbook conditions for spring bud break, the vines experienced steady growth through flowering and fruit set. A classic summer weather pattern promoted a very even growing period, with fruit that was abundant but not overly cropped. Long summer days provided a long ripening period that reached our goals before the fall rains. Harvest was a winemaker’s dream.

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