2012 Pulido Walker Napa Valley Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Size 750ML
Vintage 2010
Region California-Napa Valley
Color Red
Country United States

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Pulido Walker Cabernet Sauvignon "Melanson Vineyard" Napa Valley 2012

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2012 Pulido-Walker Cabernet
Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard
Even more compelling is the 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard,
which comes from high on Pritchard Hill at
a 1,400 foot elevation. A killer Cabernet, it
reveals copious aromas of blueberry
liqueur, graphite, blackberry, licorice,
incense and forest floor. Full-bodied, long,
rich and even more complex and deeper
than the Panek Vineyard cuvee, it should
drink well for at least two decades. This is
a very impressive start-up.
Thomas Brown is the consulting
winemaker for these two impressive
Cabernet Sauvignon debut releases.

Between boulders clinging stubbornly to the steep slopes of Pritchard Hill, the Melanson Vineyard sits east of Oakville among some of the most highly regarded and closely held vineyard properties in the Napa Valley. Vines grow at elevations from 1,100 to 1,380 ft. above sea level, in fractured serpentine and clay soils laden with igneous and seabed rock.
Melanson’s southwestern exposure is a distinct advantage, especially at elevations that translate to later bud break and harvest. Solar radiation is magnified at this altitude, while variations between high and low temperatures are moderated. The result is mountain fruit with thicker skins and higher tannins. The ink-black, super-concentrated berries are powerfully expressive of the site, with pronounced granite minerality. The higher tannins give the wine more structure with less weight on the palate and excellent aging potential.
Vineyard Facts
Appellation: St. Helena, Napa Valley
Site: 10.5 acres on Pritchard Hill, adjacent to Colgin Estate
Elevation: 1,100–1,380 ft.
Soil Composition: Fractured serpentine and clay with igneous and seabed rock
Planted: 1999
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Clones: 7 and 337

2012 Pulido Walker Napa Valley Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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