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2012 Portfolio, Limited Edition

Vintage Note

A classic vintage for Napa Valley from starts to finish! The first California drought year after the 2011 rainy vintage. Ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and foggy nights during the long summer months.


Beautiful nose of dark fruit and spicy oak. The wine has a smooth balance, satiny tannins with a good tannic spine. Classic flavors of cassis, blackberry and black cherry with an attractive mineral balance, a perfect flow and long lingering finish.  The wine will cellar well for many decades.


Winemaking Note

Composition:  Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Cabernet Franc 15%

Fruit Sources: Hendry Ranch block 8 and Detert East

Age of Vines: CS 38 years and CF 33 years

Date of Harvest: September 28th and October 13th

Fermentation: Fermented in 1-ton bin

Winemaking: Natural gravity flow, no fining, no filtration

Skin Contact: 32 days

Malolactic Fermentation: In barrel

Barrel Aging: 30 months in 100% New French Oak

Production: 200 cases


Wine Enthusiast

95 points

“This is Robert Mondavi winemaker Geneviève Janssens own micro-project with husband Luc, and she doesn’t miss the chance to craft a classic, gorgeous wine. Blending 85% Cabernet Sauvignon from Hendry Ranch and 15% Cabernet Franc from Detert East Vineyard, this wine offers luxurious aromatics and a juicy core of blackberry, black cherry and soft, integrated tannin, a beautiful marriage of sites and vintner.” - Virginie Boone

Wine Spectator

92 points

“Supple and elegant up front, offering graceful, medium-weight notes of cherry and currant, with anise and cedary oak details. Ends with a lingering aftertaste, where the flavors reverberate. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now. 200 cases made.” - Jim Laube

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