Jackson Estate Trace Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

94
points

Jackson Estate

Trace Ridge

Cabernet Sauvignon

2012

Deep, rich, chunky and full-bodied. The Trace Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon features loads of black fruit, licorice, espresso roast, slight cigar box and a lingering hint of chocolate. On Trace Ridge, we grow Cabernet Sauvignon in and above the morning fog line where ultimately the warm sunshine creates small grape clusters with intense flavors.

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Wine Facts

APPELLATION

Knights Valley, Sonoma County

COMPOSITION

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

T.A.

0.61g/100ml

pH

3.73

ALC. BY VOL.

14.5%

Acclaim

94 points, Robert M. Parker Jr., Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 14 
"The dense purple 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Trace Ridge (400 cases of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Knights Valley and their Kellogg Estate Vineyard) offers up hints of spring flowers, blueberry liqueur, crème de cassis, camphor and wet rocks. It’s mineral-laced on the palate. Displaying a full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet tannin and a long, long finish, this classic, ostentatious Cabernet can be drunk over the next 12-15 years."

Winemaking

This wine was aged 23 months in 99% French oak, 48% new with a medium to medium plus toast.

Vineyards

The ancient volcano, Mount St. Helena, towers over Sonoma County. On the western slope of the mountain, about 1,000 feet up in elevation, you’ll reach our Trace Ridge vineyard. On Trace Ridge, we grow Cabernet Sauvignon in and above the morning fog line where ultimately the warm sunshine creates small grape clusters with intense flavors. This estate overlooks the original Trace, or Settler’s path, linking Sonoma County to Lake County

Elevation: 450-1,000 feet

Soil: Volcanic rock, volcanic loam, fractured rock and thin topsoil.

Climate: Mediterranean warm. Some fog wafts up to the area from Chalk Hill, Alexander Valley and Calistoga.

Primary Aromas & Flavors Primary Aromas & Flavors
black fruit, espresso roast, slight cigar box and a hint of chocolate
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Food & Wine Pairing Food & Wine Pairing
espresso gelato
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Food & Wine Pairing

Ideal Serving Temperature Ideal Serving Temperature
65° F
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Ideal Serving Temperature

Ideal Glass Shape Ideal Glass Shape
bordeaux
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Ideal Glass Shape

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