2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from diverse, premium fruit thoughtfully cultivated by a variety of small vineyards spanning the Napa Valley. Low yields and great clonal pedigree, combined with meticulous farming within a variety of different appellations, are essential to producing our Cabernet Sauvignon. We believe it’s blend of intensely ripe fruit that results in our wine’s unique character, complexity, depth and balance.

Tasting Notes

The wine is a stunning balance between power and finesse.  It is a lush, layered example of the best Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon can offer.  Aromas of blackberry, cassis and blueberry mingle with notes of molasses, bay, pastry crust and graphite.  The palate showcases a velvet texture, with supple tannins wrapped around flavors of black current, dark chocolate flavors and a rich finish of incredible length.

Cuisine

Bone-in Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin with Au Gratin Potatoes and Sautéed Spinach

Blend:               Cabernet Sauvignon 90%; Merlot 6%; Petit Verdot 2%; Malbec 2%

Harvested:        October 8-October 31

Bottled:             July 7, 2014

Filtration:                  unfiltered

Fining:                       unfined

Winemaking:            Whole berry fermented; aged 22 months in 80% new French oak

Alcohol                      14.6%


Production:              1386 cases

Name:                        The Latin term for “mouthful,” meant to signify the big, bold concentrated layers of flavor in our wines (pronounced “boo-kehl-lah”)

Tasting:                     At the winery in Napa by appointment only, 707/944-1000, contactus@buccella.com

History:                   In 2002, Bill and Alicia Deem founded Buccella in Napa Valley. The inaugural release was the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by Merlot in 2005, Cuvée Katrina Eileen in 2006 and Mixed Blacks in 2011.