2012 Paratus Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (.750L)
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder, Napa
Alcohol %

2012 Paratus Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (.750L)


92  Points - Tasting Panel Magazine, Meridith May, August 2015

94 Points - International Wine Review, January/February 2016

Silver Medal - 2015 SF International Wine Competition

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Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, clones 15 and 191   

Appellation: Napa Valley, Sub-appellation: Mount Veeder

Vineyard: 100% Paratus Estate Vineyards 

Elevation: 1,500 feet above sea level

Harvested : October 21, 2012  

Alcohol: 14.7%  |  TA: .66  |  pH: 3.78


Winemaker Massimo Monticelli employed 14 day fermentation, three punchdowns daily during peak fermentation, and 21 day maceration, before pressing into 100% new French oak barrels.  The wine was aged in barrel for 22 months. 

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Tasting Notes
THE TASTING PANEL Big, spiced black fruit is a celebration. Paratus is Latin for “prepared,” and this one is: aged 22 months in French oak. A saltiness lingers on the tongue while a juicy, black-fruited component refreshes. Structurally sound and elegant – a concentrated, stand-up wine - 92 points INTERNATIONAL WINE REVIEW The 2012 Paratus shows a dark ruby purple and aromas of roasted meat, earth and dark berry fruit, as well as a fleshy palate with hints of pepper, earth. and slate. It has firm dry tannins, and should drink well within five years of the vintage and over the next 10 to 15 years - 94 points.

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