2012 Saunter Eagle Summit Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
The Eagle Summit Vineyard, owned by the Doty family, was the first vineyard that Josh replanted upon his return to the Napa Valley. It was replanted in 2000 to Cabernet Sauvignon with two different rootstock and clonal selections. The soil is composed of well drained Aiken loam and is comprised of a mix of rich red soil and classic Howell Mountain rocks. There is the use of a permanent cover crop to help dry down spring soils and promote smaller, concentrated fruit. The vineyard is situated at an elevation of 2100 feet and is slightly rolling. Eagle Summit is one of those vineyards that year after year performs consistently and offers up the highest quality of fruit with very little manipulation.
"A beautiful effort, the dense ruby/purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Eagle Summit exhibits sweet mulberry, blueberry and blackcurrant fruit intermixed with graphite and plenty of minerality. Medium to full-bodied with superb purity and texture as well as a long, concentrated mouthfeel, this super 2012 can be enjoyed over the next 12-15 years." 95 pts ~ Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #215