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Emblem IV Generations Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the juice fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with an extended post-fermentation maceration that beautifully married flavors and tannins, giving our Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon its lovely, seamless texture. Malolactic fermentation in barrel, combined with 15 months aging in French oak (66% new), further concentrated the wine's rich cassis and blackberry cobbler flavors, adding subtle nuances of torched crème brûlée. Through numerous barrel tastings and blending trials, a final blend that includes Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Petit Verdot helps make this wine accessible today for immediate drinking while still maintaining the Cabernet structure for extended cellaring.

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Emblem:
An emblem symbolizes a quality, place or class of people. Emblem embodies the unparalleled quality of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the exceptional appellations and vineyards in which it flourishes and the singular contributions of the Michael Mondavi family, who have helped bring Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to the forefront of the fine wine world. Michael and his son Rob imbue Emblem with... Read more
An emblem symbolizes a quality, place or class of people. Emblem embodies the unparalleled quality of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the exceptional appellations and vineyards in which it flourishes and the singular contributions of the Michael Mondavi family, who have helped bring Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to the forefront of the fine wine world. Michael and his son Rob imbue Emblem with the artistry and passion for excellence emblematic of their family's rich winemaking tradition. Read less

After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the juice fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with an extended post-fermentation maceration that beautifully married flavors and tannins, giving our Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon its lovely, seamless texture. Malolactic fermentation in barrel, combined with 15 months aging in French oak (66% new), further concentrated the wine's rich cassis and blackberry cobbler flavors, adding subtle nuances of torched crème brûlée. Through numerous barrel tastings and blending trials, a final blend that includes Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Petit Verdot helps make this wine accessible today for immediate drinking while still maintaining the Cabernet structure for extended cellaring.

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