2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Leslie's Estate
Santa Cruz Mountains
4 Barrels produced
Crafted with minimum intervention using 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from our Montebello Estate Vineyards, this opulent wine exemplifies the Picchetti style of Cabernet. After three years of aging in French oak (75% new barrels), our wine making team selected the best 4-barrels for this unique small production release, and then bottle-aged the wine for a further 18-months before introducing it to the tasting list. It has a rich and intense color, and is beautifully balanced, with tremendous focus from nose to finish. Enticing aromas of dark chocolate, cinnamon and cigar box open up to luscious flavors of dried plum and ripe brambly fruits, a hint of Bay Laurel leaf and that quintessential minerality synonymous with the Montebello terroir. It is deliciously approachable now, but the sweet leathery tannins will further reward those patient enough to cellar it through 2027. To best appreciate this classic full-bodied gem, we suggest that you decant it at room temperature for an hour or so before serving. Pair it with Kobe-style beef, filet mignon or grilled portobello mushrooms. A wine of immense pedigree, this vintage is further proof of why Montebello is considered one of the world's premier Cabernet Sauvignon sites.
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