2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 89 Points

    Wine Enthusiast

750 ml
Wine Type:Red Wine
Varietal:100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition:
100%Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation:Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:11/22/2012
Acid:7.5 g/L
Bottling Date:11/11/2015
Alcohol %:14.3%
Cases Produced:330 cases
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Tasting Notes:

Cabernet Sauvignon is Ventosa’s premier red varietal. Smooth tannins highlight the powerful berry aromas and deep concentrated dark fruit on the palate. Owner's Favorite!

Winemaker Notes:

This thick skinned varietal is higher in tannins. Therefore, we thin the fruit during the growing season and harvest it last to help smooth it out.  Whole berry fermentation yielded a deeper, more concentrated wine which was then aged exclusively in American oak.  Aged for two years in American oak and one year in the bottle.  Minimal filtration leads to a full bodied wine with a higher alcohol content.  A signature style of Ventosa Cabernet Sauvignon.

Food Pairing:

Mushrooms. Pork Belly. Brisket. Cabbage. Hot Fudge.