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2012 Swanson Vineyards Alexis, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 1.5L

Wine Specs

Vintage 2012
Appellation Napa Valley
Proprietary Name Alexis
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Awards and Medals 90 - Robert Parker
Rating 90
Alcohol content 14.8%
Oak 45% New French oak
Time in Oak 19 months
Bottling Date May 2014
Case Production 1572
Release Type Current

2012 Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum

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$180.00   per 1.5L bottle

90 points - Robert Parker

Deep ruby garnet in the glass. Generous dark fruit aromas of cassis, plums and briar. On the palate this is an elegant take on Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, bringing a sophisticated tannin structure alongside a complex core of dark fruits and bright acidity. A touch of earthiness on the mid palate lends balance against the ripe blackcurrant back drop of sustained fruit. This wine will age beautifully over the next 10 years.
- Robin Akhurst, Winemaker

Wine Profile

Vineyard Notes
Alexis is made up of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot from unique soils across the Napa Valley. Each of our farmers is detail focused to produce the best fruit possible. We are fortunate to include three different AVA's within this vintage, Calistoga (Amoenus Vineyard), Yountville (Sleeping Lady Vineyard) and Oakville (Swanson Estate Vineyard).

Vintage Notes
2012 was a near perfect growing season. A mild spring delivered good fruit set followed by a warm summer and fall, allowing perfect ripeness. With no pressure to pick, we were able to let the grapes hang on the vine to deliver the very best flavors. Thick skins and very little disease pressure gave us clean grapes that required little sorting in the winery.