2012 Big Pour Napa Red
BIG POUR MOMENT
Each vintage brings a new opportunity to feature a distinctive photograph transformed into a label, immortalizing a perfect Big Pour moment. This year’s photo was taken by Adrián Gregorutti and features our founder Kelly Fleming standing guard with her dog Lesko. Given just how sought after Big Pour is, we felt extra security was needed to ensure it leaves the winery peacefully.
VINTAGE: The near perfect 2012 summer provided warm days and cool nights, allowing for slow and steady flavor development. Grapes were hand-picked between October 3rd and October 12 and fermented individually in our small stainless steel tanks for three weeks, prior to a gentle pressing. The young wine was then aged for approximately 20 months in premium French Oak barrels.
VINEYARD SOURCE & VARIETAL CONTENT: Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) from Calistoga with Syrah (5%), Malbec (5%) and Petite Verdot (5%) from Napa Valley.
TASTING NOTES: The 2012 Big Pour is a generous, supple wine with both verve and class. The aromatics are abundant and complex, reminiscent of cherry crumble, crème de cassis, black tea and floral bay leaf. The palate is luscious and juicy, with flavors of maraschino cherry, milk chocolate and candied plum. This fruit forward appeal is deftly counterbalanced with the trademark Fleming minerality and herbal edge.
WINEMAKERS: Celia Welch & Rebecca George
SRP: $75 ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 14.6%
BOTTLED: June 2014