2012 Meteor Vineyard Perseid- 3 pack
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From the Vineyard Manager- "2012 can be characterized as a long, moderate growing season and quite a relief after the challenges of 2011. The cool summer required a careful handwork to keep vine canopies open to maximize airflow while still providing protection from sunburn, and minimal use of irrigation. Yields were a bit higher than is typical for the vineyard, but the long period of ripening without any significant heat spikes allowed for full maturity and flavor development. The fruit was harvested in beautiful condition during the third week of October, in advance of the first significant rain of the fall." - Mike Wolf, Vineyard Manager
From the Estate Director- "Already being hailed as nearing perfection, 2012 was a rare vintage that yielded tremendous quality as well as quantity and our vineyard yielded fruit of impressive concentration and structure. The volcanic soils, paired with a long and even growing season, produced a wine of uncommon power and richness, yet still perfectly balanced and structured. Unique for a Meteor wine, the 2012 Perseid is showing beautifully right now, and though an ideal candidate for aging, can also be enjoyed on release with a simple decant." - Eric Smith, Estate Director
From the Winemaker - "2012 at Meteor Vineyard was a text-book Napa Valley vintage. 2012 Perseid is richly colored, complex and balanced. Look for notes of wild bramble berries, currants, pepper infused chocolate, pain epice, sandalwood and a subtle savory base note. The balance is bright with a focus on structure. On the palate the tannins are firm but richly textured and chewy. The layers of flavor linger." - Dawnine Dyer, Winemaker and Partner
From the Critics - "Meteor's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Perseid is sumptuous and beautifully expressive in the glass. The 2012 is built on layer after layer of flavor. Raspberry jam, cloves, new leather and menthol are all precise and delineated throughout. Firm beams of tannin give the wine its energy and sense of drive. This is a terrific showing from Meteor." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
"Compared to the other Meteor Vineyard new releases in the offing, there was a bit more sweetness, depth and blueberry and black raspberry fruit, but still a decidedly a cool-climate Cabernet Sauvignon in the 2012 Meteor Cabernet Sauvignon Perseid. This wine seems to have the most character and finesse, with a floral note entering the picture. This medium-bodied, graceful, very feminine-style Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for 10-15 years." - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate