2012 Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting notes

Wanna whole lotta love? Kingpin is brawny powerful Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon: (black fruit and iron) with a pinch of Merlot (chocolate and cherry liqueur) and Petit Verdot (violets, game, spice cake). Intensely concentrated fruit aromas of blackberry, wild cherry, black plum, black currant and cigar box and cedar lead to a palatial eruption of chocolate covered black fruit, deep forest and stony earth. Will develop for many years and last well past the end of the world. 

Production notes
  • Hand harvested - Klipsun Cabernet: 10/11/2012 and Olsen Petit Verdot: 10/25/2012.

  • All fruit destemmed and fermented with D-254, Le Clos, and Rockpile yeast strains.

  • Aged in 72% new french oak, mostly Taransaud, Marcel Cadet and Saury.

  • Bottled at 22 months post cross flow filtration. 419 cases.

Vintage2012
Varietal94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot
AppellationRed Mountain
VineyardKlipsun 94% and Olsen 6%
Acid0.54 g/100mL
PH3.95
AgingAged in 72% new French oak. Racked once.
Residual SugarRS: 0.03 g/100mL
Alcohol14.50%
Volume750 ml

Hand Harvested:

  • Klipsun: 688 ft. elevation

  • Olsen: 1250 ft. elevation
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