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Avatar 2012

Avatar 2012

The Avatar is hand selected from the very best rows in the very best vineyards of Croze. Two Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards-one from Oakville & one from Diamond Mountain combine with the addition of Cabernet Franc from Oakville and Petit Verdot. Each varietal was harvested and fermented separately allowing for close monitoring through fermentation and aging, maxiimizing the depth and potential of this wine.
This wine was aged for 48 months in French Oak from the Never Forest!

 

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About This Wine:
Avatar:an embodiment or personification, as of a principle, attitude or view of life.

This wine opens with a rich and intense fruit character with slight earthy complexity. This wine is dense yet displays a profound elegance with deep powerful and explosive flavors. Aromas of dark fruit & enticing spice box notes. There is a combination of beautifully integrated tannin with just the right acidity to promote long aging potential.
Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2012
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Napa Valley
Barrel Aging:
48 Months
Ageability: 20 Years
WERating: 95
Tasting Notes:

The Avatar opens with a rich aroma of dark fruit and enticing spice box notes. The mid-palate presents layers of fruit, chocolate and tobacco. The finish is intense with mocha, espresso and leather.

Vineyard Notes:

The grapes for Avatar are sourced from the very best vineyards in the CROZE portfolio. There are two Cabernet Vineyards used to produce this wine, in addition to a Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot vineyard. The largest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the famed Oakville AVA. In addition, there is a small amount of Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The addition of Oakville Cabernet Franc and Calaveras Petit Verdot round out the final blend.

Production Notes:

Each varietal for this wine was harvested separately and fermented in small one ton bins. Each bin was hand stirred three times a day to manage tannin extraction. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 48 months in French Oak from the Nevers Forrest.

Winemaker Notes:

This wine showcases a rich and intense fruit character with a slight earthy complexity. It is dense, yet displays a profound elegance. There is a combination of beautifully integrated tannin with just the right acidity to promote long aging potential. The Avatar is selected from the very best rows in the very best vineyards at CROZE

Production:

25 Cases Produced

Other Notes:

Each bottle is hand signed by winemaker, Daniel Benton.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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