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2012 Rutherford Red Blend

2012 Rutherford Red Blend
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
pH
3.62
Aging
18 months in French oak, 60% new
Residual Sugar
1.1 g/L
Alcohol %
14.65
Wine Enthusiast
91
In Stock
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$40.00
 
SKU: 810390120086

Joseph Carr’s Red Blend is sourced from Napa’s acclaimed Rutherford AVA. Located in the center of Napa, Rutherford is bordered by the Mayacamas Mountains on the west and the Vaca Range on the east. Its climate is warmer than Oakville and Stags Leap District to the south but is still influenced by early morning fogs, an environment which creates rich flavors in wine without sacrificing freshness. The well-drained soil is a unique combination of gravel, loam, sand, volcanic deposits, and marine sediment. Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignons are famous for “Rutherford Dust,” a term describing their distinctive dusty, earthy flavors.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
pH
3.62
Aging
18 months in French oak, 60% new
Residual Sugar
1.1 g/L
Alcohol %
14.65
Wine Enthusiast
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The wine features notes of black currant, tobacco, coffee, black cherry, and toffee. Full bodied, plush tannins and integrated acidity lead to a persistent finish.
Ratings
91 POINTS - WINE ENTHUSIAST September 2016 Soft, structured and grippy, this lovely blend will serve well both at the table and with a crowd. It’s pleasing in its elegant concentration of ripe red cherry and peppery plum. —V.B.
Production Notes
Joseph Carr’s Red Blend is sourced from Napa’s acclaimed Rutherford AVA. Located in the center of Napa, Rutherford is bordered by the Mayacamas Mountains on the west and the Vaca Range on the east. Its climate is warmer than Oakville and Stags Leap District to the south but is still marginally influenced by early morning fogs, an environment which creates rich flavors in wine without sacrificing freshness. The well-drained soil is a unique combination of gravel, loam, sand, volcanic deposits, and marine sediment. Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignons are famous for “Rutherford Dust,” a term describing their distinctive dusty, earthy flavors.
Winemaker Notes
Hand-picked at the peak of flavor development, the grapes are crushed and cold-soaked for 24 hours. The cap is punched down three times daily to maximize flavor extraction during fermentation and maceration, which lasts 10 to 15 days. The wine is aged in French oak, 60% new, for 18 months.
Product Reviews
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Iain H Douglas
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(Sep 18, 2015 at 7:51 PM)
Outstanding balance. A real surprise and incredible value :). Congratulations Joseph and Aaron. This will becomes special wine for us to share over the holiday design:)

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