2012 Galactic Commandress

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Case 6 $750.00

When Pam observed the elegance and breed of the 2011 Galactic Commander  developing in barrel, she strongly "suggested" we do something similar for the ladies (of which there are several) in the family.  So from the exceptional 2012 harvest we isolated another special barrel to launch the Gallactic Commandress. And by far the most special barrel we tasted from this outstanding vintage happened to be Merlot. The 2012 growing season was ideal in the Napa Valley and other than an earlier bud break and dryer winter, we experienced a return to more normal times. With gentle warmer temperatures during the growing season our fruit slowly matured yielding maximum aromatic and flavor development throughout the vineyard. The quality and personality of the Merlot from our Estate vineyard has always been an important component of both our Transformation and Metamorphosis blending, but this particular barrel from this heralded vintage truly stood out from its peers.  The color is a deep garnet/ruby shade leading into the intense layered aromatics of red berries and black cherry coupled with earth tones and a hint of oak on the nose.  The palate is also intense with a textured mouthfeel underlying the prominence of black cherry and red berries found on the nose coupled with bright acidity and bold integrated tannins.  The complex finish is long and seamless showing the fruits of the nose and palate along with some early hints of secondary flavors beginning to emerge.  Although a show stopper now in its youth, the 2012 Galactic Comandress is built to age in the bottle for at least another decade and possibly more.

Production Notes

Source of Grapes
100% St. Helena Appellation
Blending Detail
100% Estate Grown Merlot
Production
1 barrel - 23 cases