2012 Central Park West Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon
October 9, 2012
18 months, 100% French oak (60% new)
“Even though this wine bears a New York City name, it screams St. Helena. With its valley floor origin and warm St. Helena climate, this is an eminently drinkable and classic St. Helena Cabernet. It boasts a beautiful dark color with concentrated aromas of black tea, purple fruits, vanilla and savory spice. Black cherry and plum flavors lead into a soft mid-palate and a long, velvety finish.” - Mario Monticelli
The grapes for the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon come from a choice 3-acre block of our Central Park West Vineyard. This vineyard, named in a nostalgic nod to the New York City origins of the Trinchero family, is located at the southern end of the St. Helena appellation. This vineyard is a level site with deep, loamy soils and good sun exposure — the ideal situation for producing classic Napa Valley Bordeaux varietals.
The 2012 growing season began with an early bud-break and mild weather in the spring made for a heavy berry set. We had beautiful consistent warm days throughout the growing season coupled with cool nights and foggy mornings, ensuring good slow ripeness. The phenolic maturity was in unison with sugar ripening. The warm fall with very little rain made for a harvest without incident. The resulting wines have beautiful balance and depth.