' Tyge William Cellars - Wines

2012 'Anderson Ranch Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon

$75.00 per Bottle
 

Description

Rich, ripe scents of blackberry, black plum, and red cherry combine in this Cabernet's complex, inviting nose.  In the mouth, the wine is round and plush, offering ample flavors of loganberry, blackberry, and currant, with a dash of mocha on a fleshy and persistent finish.

Vineyard Designation

Anderson Ranch Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

Grapes for our flagship wine are grown in a unique vineyard on our home ranch, where tightly spaced head-trained, spur-pruned vines cling to the contours of a steep, 700-foot hillside. These slopes require farming completely by hand. This bowl-shaped site enjoys optimum south-southwest exposures and offers views of Sonoma Mountain and the distant Berkeley Hills. Well-drained soils vary from thick and rocky to more fertile, and contribute modest yields with a full array of flavors.

Production Notes

330 cases produced

Winemaker Notes

Don Van Staaveren, honored by the Wine Spectator in 2000 for making the number one wine among its "Top 100 Wines of the World," crafted this elegant blend of Bordeaux varieties. Don, who began his career managing vineyards, earned acclaim as winemaker at Chateau St. Jean, Artesa, and Three Sticks wineries.
Vintage 2012
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition
85% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Cabernet Franc
8% Petit Verdot
Appellation Sonoma Valley
Barrel Aging
20 months in French oak, 50% new
Alcohol % 14.5%
Size 750 ml