2012 Mario’s Vineyard
Presents baked blackberry pie and vanilla on the nose, followed by cassis, caramel and integrated oak flavors. The mouthfeel of this well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon is silky and multidimensional, with elegant, refined tannins and a long, plush finish.
Named in honor of Mario Trinchero, this 13-acre vineyard surrounds our flagship winery in St. Helena. Located in a narrow, protected part of the Napa Valley, this vineyard is bench land off the slope of Spring Mountain, with a unique rocky composition ideally situated to growing stellar Cabernet Sauvignon. This jewel of a site is sustainably farmed and produces elegant wine with floral aromas, bright red fruit flavors and a supple, satisfying texture.
I have the pleasure of watching this vineyard on a daily basis, as it sits literally right outside the winery.