2012 Single Vineyard Home Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
The Shannon Ridge Single Vineyard Collection exemplifies our commitment to and mastery of sustainable farming. Our "Ovis Cycle" ™ farming integrates sheep into the vineyards to control weeds, naturally fertilize the vineyards and provide wool and protein to our families.
Perched along the ridge top at the upper reaches of the High Valley AVA in Lake County, California, Shannon Ridge's "Home Ranch" has breathtaking views of Clear Lake and Mt. Konocti. Home to Clay Shannon, the "Home Ranch" consists of the Caldwell, Morine, Ogulin, Terre Vermielle and La Sierra vineyards. Our single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon gets it's bold and rich structure from the Ogulin vineyard that is planted to 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes from other Home Ranch vineyards provide additional components and finesse to this complex but well balanced wine.
The Shannon Ridge 2012 "Home Ranch" Cabernet Sauvignon is a rusted crimson color. It has aromas of blackberry, cranberry, caramel and sweet vanilla. The flavors include ripe dark cherry, dried cranberry and notes of cedar and soft oak. This wine is full bodied and rich, with a solid mid-palette and a long and lingering finish with silky tannins.
Composition/Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Tempranillo, 5% Petite Sirah
Appellation: High Valley, Lake County
Barrels: 80% French Oak, 20% American Oak
Time in Barrels: 20 months
Cases Produced: 1,000
Suggested Retail: $32