2012 Amista Vineyards Cabernet, Alta Presa

2012 Amista Vineyards Cabernet, Alta Presa


Alta Presa Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

This wine has earthy, tobacco notes on the nose, followed by bright red fruit of cherry and hints of raspberry.  On the palate, there are fruit notes up front, with gentle but present tannins.  This a big wine and very food friendly.  It will age well for 5-10 years.

The grapes come from a beautiful vineyard at the very top of Dry Creek Valley, above the fog line, and overlooking a small lake.  The vineyard sits high above the Warm Springs Dam that forms Lake Sonoma.  We call the vineyards Alta Presa, which means "high dam" in Spanish.

550 cases made

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, hand harvested

Healdsburg, California, in the heart of Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley

  • Vineyard Designation: Alta Presa Vineyards
  • Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
  • Cases Produced: 550