2012 Rancho Salina Vineyards Sonoma Valley Cabernet Blend
Red Blend •Rancho Salina Vineyards
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley
Special Alert: Today’s wine is limited and it will sell out.
Save your celebrating for after you’ve grabbed a case of today’s worldwide online exclusive from our good friends at Ravenswood Winery. Wait too long and we might be sold out. Outside of the winery’s own websites, we’ve scored the exclusive rights to today’s delectably impressive Ravenswood Winery 2012 Rancho Salina Vineyards Red Blend Sonoma Valley.
How did we get our hands on today wine? We could tell you but, you know…
So, how is the wine? It’s love at first sight with a dense dark red blend that coats the edge of the glass and holds on tight. “Hello, Beautiful!” A spicy, clean and fresh bouquet greets you with notes of plum, sandalwood, raspberry, nutmeg, and vanilla bean. The palate is even lusher with juicy cherry and boysenberry, milk chocolate, toasty coffee, and black currant. The highest accolades are awarded to the mouthfeel, with silky smooth tannins that gracefully coat the palate and provides excellent structure for this sophisticated blend. As for food pairings, this robust treat would be great with a steak. For the ultimate experience, enjoy it with a nice rare Filet Mignon.
Agent Red once asked Ravenswood’s winemaker, Joel Peterson what his winemaking philosophy was. His answer: “Wines should reflect the flavors of the places that they were grown. Wine should taste like fruit, not oak. Wine should be balanced, rich, and complex and interesting. The best wines are the ones that develop well with age.”
“To that end, we attempt to let each vineyard express its optimal character by using winemaking techniques and careful attention to detail that dwells on each vineyard’s particular strengths. Our mantra is “no wimpy wines”, meaning that we want each wine we have to exhibit strength of character, not merely power.”
Thanks, Joel. We love you.
Dense dark red blend that coats the edge of the glass and holds on tight.
“Hello, Beautiful!” Plum, sandalwood, raspberry, nutmeg, and vanilla bean.
Juicy cherry, boysenberry, milk chocolate, toasty coffee, and black currant.
Silky smooth tannins gracefully coat the palate and provide excellent structure. Sophisticated.
Two words: Filet. Mignon. Anything else would sell this outstanding wine short.
What the Winery Says
- Joel Peterson
- 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot
- Sonoma Valley