2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Two Jakes)
Our vineyard on a peninsula jutting into the southeastern corner of Clear Lake is the site of the most extensive commercial Cabernet Sauvignon clonal library in the State of California. Its persistent sunny rays at the high altitude draw from each clone its unique aromatic signature, and the cooling “lake effect” prevents them from volatilizing, preserving a distinct clonal stamp on each. Different clones will develop aromas as diverse as grenadine, cassis, raspberry, carob, Asian spice and tar, with tannins and acidity equally varied.
Of these, Clone 15 is the most complete: richest in fruit and most structurally solid. It is characterized by bright cherry and cocoa aromatics coupled to firm, broad, approachable tannins. Our volcanic soils produce solid, age-worthy tannins and a mineral energy which imparts a lively impression on the palate.
The 2012 was harvested in early October in warm, fair weather which achieved early full ripeness. Fermented traditionally and aged in neutral cooperage for only 14 months to refine its dense tannins and lend subtle nuances of vanilla and espresso.
Oozing with black cherry and chocolate flavor and dense, solid tannins, this deliciously drinkable Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect accompaniment to veal parmesan, grilled tri-tip, or steak béarnaise.