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Tierra Roja Vineyard is in the Oakville Appellation of the Napa Valley, California.  The vineyard is named for the rich red soil that gives the red wines from this region their intense flavor.

This powerful, yet elegant, Cabernet Sauvignon will be the first wine that is made solely from the grapes of the Tierra Roja Vineyard of Oakville, Napa Valley.  The vineyard was named for the rich, red soil that gives the red wines from this region their intense flavor.  Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle’s Maya and Joseph Phelp’s Bacchus are just a few of the neighboring vineyards you may know.

2012 Release, October 3, 2015

Retail $145/bottle


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Vineyard owner, Linda Neal, has empowered the winemaker, David DeSante, to give these special grapes every luxury treatment to create a wine that will become your favorite way to honor special people and occasions in your life.

It is hard to believe all the blessings of these first 7 years in the wine business.  The wines created by David and Katharine DeSante from my treasured grapes have found a following of passionate wine lovers.  I appreciate you all, and hope this new vintage becomes your favorite.  Linda Neal

Tierra Roja Vineyard – 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes by Winemaker, David DeSante

While the 2012 vintage is best known for its exuberant expression of fruit, the Tierra Roja sets itself apart with a distinct sensation of refinement.  The glass greets one like an aromatic garland of cherry, spiced plum, cocoa and thyme that is deftly woven together.  Yet wine is a sensorial journey.  Thus it is the gearbox of such a wine that intrigues first-time tasters and ardent fans of the storied Tierra Roja site.  The palate races along with full and robust flavors of dark plums, cedar, cocoa and espresso to an ethereal finish with toffee-like richness.  The flavors transition with thrilling vigor due to the bright acidity and full expression of tannins from a grand cru site.  While fun to share now, the ’12 Tierra Roja is a great example of a wine that rewards 5-10 years of cellaring with superb results.