2012 Animo Cabernet Sauvignon Close-Out
The Animo Vineyard is planted to a mere 15 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vines in soil composed of a relatively uniform rocky volcanic tufa infused with red streaks of iron. The vines climb from an elevation of 1,200 to 1,350 feet on the slope of Atlas Peak, overlooking Napa Valley. At this elevation, the grapes enjoy a protracted growing season, and harvest generally extends well into October. Variations in elevation and sun exposure require numerous picking passes at harvest time. The attention paid to each individual vine is reflected in the quality of the finished wine.
Rated 91+ points by Wine Advocate
“The 2012 Animo, which comes from the Oso Vineyard, is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot. This wine is backward for a 2012, with deep mulberry and blackberry fruit, some creosote, charcoal embers, and graphite. It is medium to full-bodied, moderately tannic, and needs another 1-2 years of bottle age. It should certainly age nicely for 15 or more years.” WA
Rated 93 points by James Suckling
“A pretty and silky red with red currant, blackberry and hints of licorice. Full body, lovely texture. This has tannin tension and focus. A blend of about 85% cabernet sauvignon, rest petit verdot and merlot. Drink or hold.” JS
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