||New French Oak
||Once Used French Oak
Our 2012 Sodaro Estate Blend displays deep, dense dark, rich purple hues, with aromatics wafting notes of ground espresso beans, dark berries and licorice. Blackberry, blackcurrent and blueberry flavors are concentrated yet balanced, and tannins are sweet and well integrated with the fruit and acidity. The finish is long and classic, providing layer upon layer of flavor with a satisfying full mouth feel.
James Suckling - 93 points
Platinum -- 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition (March 2017)
Gold -- 2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (March 2017)
Gold -- 2017 San Diego International Wine Challenge (April 2017)
The 2012 growing season was close to perfect, presenting few challenges. A fairly mild spring led to near-ideal bud break, uniform flowering and even fruit set. Relatively cool weather conditions throughout the summer months, with warm days and cool, foggy nights, allowed for long, even ripening. This fairly mild weather pattern gave us the opportunity to wait patiently for fruit maturity, and harvest on our own terms, without rush and worry of rain, rot or sunburn. Our yields were high and the quality stellar, with classic acid to sugar balance. Age worthy wines, dark in color and rich in concentrated flavors, are the marvelous result of this gorgeous growing season.
Our Estate Blend is crafted each year from Sodaro estate vineyard’s finest lots, blended to perfection and aged 22 months in French Oak. The 2012 Sodaro Estate Blend is made up of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec.