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2012 Piocho
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blend
Appellation
Happy Canyon of Santa Barabara
Alcohol %
13.5

2012 Piocho

Bordeaux Red Blend

Our flagship Estate wine that is the perfect blend of the five principal Bordeaux varietals; based in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, with the perfect amounts of Malbec, and Petit Verdot.  This wine represents the history and heritage of Piocho, "Where two rivers meet and go to heaven."

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2012 Happy Canyon Vineyard Piocho Red Blend

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HAPPY CANYON OF SANTA BARBARA

ESTATE GROWN, HAPPY CANYON VINEYARD

39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot, 04% Petit Verdot, 01% Malbec

WINEMAKING NOTES

Alcohol 13.3%, pH 3.58, and TA 6.6 g/L

2012 was an exceptional vintage, both in terms of productivity and quality. In the spring there was no frost and the weather was excellent at fruit set.  As the summer progressed we had a long consistent growing season without any significant heat spikes. There was no rain to speak of at harvest time. The crop itself was larger than in prior years and the additional heat from the long even summer allowed the grapes to ripen evenly across the blocks. The wine was fermented in small lots using hand-crafted winemaking techniques and matured for 22 months in a combination of 31% new and seasoned 20% two year old, and 43% neutral Taransaud French oak barriques.  The wine was racked three times and bottled in July of 2014.

TASTING NOTES

The nose has notes of dark cherries, earth, cedar wood, raspberries, and plums. On the palate the wine is richly concentrated, beautifully focused, with deep-set dark cherry, chocolate, cedar flavors, complimented with black olive and fine-grain tannins. The wine continues with red and black plums, saddle leather, berries and dusty tannins.  The wine is wonderful to drink today and will continue to evolve in balance, length and complexity as the more structured Cabernet Sauvignon matures.  This wine will continue to develop and excel over the next ten years. 

CASES PRODUCED

1938 Cases

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