About Easton 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Shenandoah Valley
A rare library find! Easton Shenandoah Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was made from grapes from 48-year-old vines from the Baldinelli Vineyard planted in iron-rich, granitic soils. Most of the fruit was fermented in five ton, open topped fermenters, the rest in 10 ton closed topped fermenters with pumping-over. The wine is aged in 100% French Bordeaux barrels, 50% new, 50% in two-year-old barrels.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded this a Cellar Selection and scored it 92 points when they reviewed it in 2015. They said "An enticing, spicy, cedary, toasty aroma leads to generous flavors of black cherry, wood smoke and dried plum. The body is full, the texture is bold, firmly tannic and buoyed by acidity that provides grip on the palate and makes it a great match for rich proteins. Best after 2019."
This lush Cab has been aging gently in the Easton cellars since then and now has taken on a rich velvety texture as it has reached a perfect peak of drinkability. Don't miss it!