2012 Moonspell Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

2012 Moonspell Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2012 Moonspell Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

This wine is one of our finest Cabernets that we have made to date.  Selective vineyards and winemaking practices were utilized to create a powerful yet balanced Cabernet Sauvignon that demonstrates the advantages that WA State has in the world of winemaking- longer growing days, deficit irrigation and minerally rich soils from the Missoula Floods thousands of years ago.  This Cabernet Sauvignon is one that you will want to enjoy for many years to come as it develops in the bottle and with aging. Cheers!

89 Points, Wine Spectator

Tasting notes

...MOONSPELL, A luring name and a luring wine. 

The beginning is earthy, tobacco, blackberry and plum. The remainder of the nose is intense cassis. Deep and Darth Vader Dark, the palate is intense blackberry with a light dusting of cedar. Fine integrated tannins create a latticework around a black cherry core.
Production notes

Individual lots of hand-picked grapes cropped at low tonnage from our finest vineyards comprise this Cabernet and we are generous with oak barrel aging.  All of the specially selected lots for this wine had more than 3 weeks of maceration time followed by malolactic conversion entirely in barrel. We are very pleased with the lastest release of Moonspell and we plan on enjoying it with several meals and friends through 2023.

1290  cases were made.

Other notes

Our favorite foods with this wine are: Grilled meats such as ribeye steaks and NY steaks, proscuitto and Humbolt Fog cheese on a baguette and any savory or spicy dish.

Download Wine Notes
Vintage2012
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition44% Cabernet Sauvignon,6% Petit Verdot
AppellationColumbia Valley
Vineyard47% Les Collines, (Walla Walla); 42 % Stone Tree (Wahluke Slope); 11% Candy Mtn (Columbia Valley)
AgingAged for 20 months in 85% French, 10% Hungarian and 5% American oak (73% new oak)
Alcohol14.40%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date07/01/2013

89 Points, Wine Spectator,  click here for review

91 Points, Wine Advocate, eRobertParker.com ,  click here for a copy of the review

The vineyards for this Cab were carefully selected for their attributes and characteristics that increase complexity and flavor.  Planted in 2000, Stone Tree is the best growing site on the Wahluke slope and is the backbone of the flavor profile and structure. The Walla Walla vineyards add elegance and balance. The Benches vineyard is Bio Dynamic, has the Columbia River just behind it and offers brightness and acidity.  Terra Blanca located in Red Mtn delivers robust tannins and big fruit.  Planted in 2009 Candy Mtn which is adjacent to Red Mtn offers deeply rich fruit flavors and a velvety finish.

Dave Harvey:

Dave Harvey joins Bergevin Lane with over 23 years of winemaking experience in Washington State working for notable wineries such as Townshend Cellars, Gordon Brothers and Terra Blanca.

“We asked Dave to join our team because of his seasoned experience with Washington vineyards and winemakin. He makes stylish and well-balanced wines -plus he’s a super nice guy,” says Amber Lane.

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