2012 Sutro Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Sutro Cabernet Sauvignon

Warnecke Ranch, Alexander Valley

Best of Class & Double Gold Medalist

$34.99
Retail Price
$50.00
Savings
30%



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VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon

ALCOHOL: 14.70%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

93 Insider Points
Double Gold Medal Winner & Best of Class-
San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition 
91 Points -Doug Wilder  

 

Reviews:

"Rich and decadent dark fruit laced with layers of chocolate, earth and spice. Basically everything I want in a good cab sauv. This Alexander Valley is not your average chump, it has 14.7% ABV as it comes from the hot climate on the east side of the mayacamas range. Great fruit from a passionate family and it impressed us enough to bring it to you today. The history is rich and art is the main motivator to the creation of the inaugural 2012 Sutro Warnecke Ranch Cab. You'll be blown away that this cab is under $40 but drinks like an $80-$100 bottle. I hope that you get to appreciate these small production dimes that you cannot find anywhere outside of california. It's the hidden gems of wine country that keeps us motivated! This is the kind of cab that would be in some high end steakhouses if it were made available to them for sure or some swanky wine bar that likes to pour fun rare finds." ~James Byus III

"A nose of chocolate, cedar and silky blackberry with underlying notes of caramel, blueberry and currant with some meatiness. The palate is classic Chalk Hill sleek silkiness, cedar, blackberry, red cherry and spice. Drink 2016-2023." ~Doug Wilder

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Why We're Drinking It:

Sutro’s Inaugural Single-Vineyard Cab is all the explanation we need about Alexander Valley. Along these cool slopes, in the Warnecke Ranch Vineyard, the Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley dance perilously close to perfection for Cab lovers. Powerful, intense, elegant, and sublime; this Cab over-delivers.

Why we love it:

  • You won't see this one outside of wine country folks!
  • The Warnecke Ranch Vineyard lays claim to some of Chalk Hill’s most prized soils. The dry farmed parcel is hand worked. The see-saw of hot days and chilly nights leads to tiny, power-house grapes that imbue this wine with flavor and strength.
  • Neighboring parcels provide some famous fruit (Verité and Lancaster) for classic Bordeaux varietals. Under the radar? Maybe. But this bottle is an over-performer.
  • Single Clone Cab? This is no dream. The purest expression of Warnecke Ranch shines through this 100% Clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Few vintages how the potential energy, the capability for greatness, as 2012 in California. Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Russian River: all luxuriated in an exquisite growing season. And as winemakers looked around at their good fortune, lovers of great Cab started clearing out space for age-worthy wonders that were sure to follow.
  • Sutro made a scant 300 cases of this estate-grown Cabernet Sauvingon. If you’re patient, you’ll find that the bittersweet lace of baking spices and bramble berries will give way to leather and cigar box elegance over the coming years.

 

Tasting Notes:

Deep garnet in color, this wine opens with aromas of plum jam and dark cherry, followed by layers of anise, damp earth and tobacco. Notes of rose petal and exotic tea reveal themsleves slowly. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with well proportioned tannins. 

The Story to Know:

From the Winery
Eliot and I are excited to share with you Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Warnecke Ranch, where we make our home. We practice minimal intervention wine making, producing in a bottle our love letter to this special place for the world to read.

Alice Warnecke Sutro, Wine Producer and artist. She considers Sutro as her most involved art project as of yet. She has been an art teacher, an artist, a docent, an arts administrator and finally returned back to the land where she was assistant vineyard manager at Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard for 6 years. During this time she fell in love with the wine industry in its entirety. Specifically, the brilliant spectrum of people involved and the rhythm of the year. With the Warnecke family, she co-founded  Chalk Hill Artist Residency in 2010 and was the director in its first 5 years. She brings all these influences into the gesamtkunstwerk that is Sutro, a wine project honoring the Warnecke Ranch, that she launched in 2012 with her husband Eliot.

Eliot Sutro, Winemaker by night, architect by day, carries the burden of an unparalleled palate, an aching sense of balance and a restless pursuit of precision. Self-taught in most things that he excels at, mandolin, fly fishing, upland bird hunting… and winemaking. Eliot’s dedication to the trade is inspired by the desire to find a perfect wine for this place, and the intrigue of navigating the symphony of phenolics in a wine glass. His ultimate goal for Sutro is that the winemaker will fade away and leave the wine to tell the story of the land.


San Francisco History - On both sides, these young wine producers's families have been in the Bay Area since the 1850's, shaping the landscape of their beloved home town San Francisco and its environs through entrepreneurship, building & development, and the arts. Marinated in this influence throughout their lives, Alice & Eliot have applied themselves to fine art pursuits at various angles & stages of life, finding in wine the appropriately balanced outlet for this shared passion. They aim to produce a wine that is true to its site, a brand that is an authentic continuation of San Francisco history, and a brand ethos that carries on the family tradition of catalyzing the arts.

Perfect Pairings:

Big fat juicy burger, rack of lamb, BBQ ribs...take your pic. I like this one with just about anything dark and rich with s little fat to boot. The tannins and the acid will cut through any piece of prime rib and tiger dill sauce and goes great with hard, well-aged cheese like midnight moon or 5 year old gouda. ~Chef James

Sutro’s Inaugural Single-Vineyard Cab is all the explanation we need about Alexander Valley. Along these cool slopes, in the Warnecke Ranch Vineyard, the Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley dance perilously close to perfection for Cab lovers. Powerful, intense, elegant, and sublime; this Cab over-delivers.

Why we love it:

  • You won't see this one outside of wine country folks!
  • The Warnecke Ranch Vineyard lays claim to some of Chalk Hill’s most prized soils. The dry farmed parcel is hand worked. The see-saw of hot days and chilly nights leads to tiny, power-house grapes that imbue this wine with flavor and strength.
  • Neighboring parcels provide some famous fruit (Verité and Lancaster) for classic Bordeaux varietals. Under the radar? Maybe. But this bottle is an over-performer.
  • Single Clone Cab? This is no dream. The purest expression of Warnecke Ranch shines through this 100% Clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Few vintages how the potential energy, the capability for greatness, as 2012 in California. Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Russian River: all luxuriated in an exquisite growing season. And as winemakers looked around at their good fortune, lovers of great Cab started clearing out space for age-worthy wonders that were sure to follow.
  • Sutro made a scant 300 cases of this estate-grown Cabernet Sauvingon. If you’re patient, you’ll find that the bittersweet lace of baking spices and bramble berries will give way to leather and cigar box elegance over the coming years.

 

"Rich and decadent dark fruit laced with layers of chocolate, earth and spice. Basically everything I want in a good cab sauv. This Alexander Valley is not your average chump, it has 14.7% ABV as it comes from the hot climate on the east side of the mayacamas range. Great fruit from a passionate family and it impressed us enough to bring it to you today. The history is rich and art is the main motivator to the creation of the inaugural 2012 Sutro Warnecke Ranch Cab. You'll be blown away that this cab is under $40 but drinks like an $80-$100 bottle. I hope that you get to appreciate these small production dimes that you cannot find anywhere outside of california. It's the hidden gems of wine country that keeps us motivated! This is the kind of cab that would be in some high end steakhouses if it were made available to them for sure or some swanky wine bar that likes to pour fun rare finds." ~James Byus III

"A nose of chocolate, cedar and silky blackberry with underlying notes of caramel, blueberry and currant with some meatiness. The palate is classic Chalk Hill sleek silkiness, cedar, blackberry, red cherry and spice. Drink 2016-2023." ~Doug Wilder

Pull That Cork Write Up- Blogger Experience

93 Insider Points
Double Gold Medal Winner & Best of Class-
San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition 
91 Points -Doug Wilder  

 

Deep garnet in color, this wine opens with aromas of plum jam and dark cherry, followed by layers of anise, damp earth and tobacco. Notes of rose petal and exotic tea reveal themsleves slowly. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with well proportioned tannins. 

From the Winery
Eliot and I are excited to share with you Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Warnecke Ranch, where we make our home. We practice minimal intervention wine making, producing in a bottle our love letter to this special place for the world to read.

Alice Warnecke Sutro, Wine Producer and artist. She considers Sutro as her most involved art project as of yet. She has been an art teacher, an artist, a docent, an arts administrator and finally returned back to the land where she was assistant vineyard manager at Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard for 6 years. During this time she fell in love with the wine industry in its entirety. Specifically, the brilliant spectrum of people involved and the rhythm of the year. With the Warnecke family, she co-founded  Chalk Hill Artist Residency in 2010 and was the director in its first 5 years. She brings all these influences into the gesamtkunstwerk that is Sutro, a wine project honoring the Warnecke Ranch, that she launched in 2012 with her husband Eliot.

Eliot Sutro, Winemaker by night, architect by day, carries the burden of an unparalleled palate, an aching sense of balance and a restless pursuit of precision. Self-taught in most things that he excels at, mandolin, fly fishing, upland bird hunting… and winemaking. Eliot’s dedication to the trade is inspired by the desire to find a perfect wine for this place, and the intrigue of navigating the symphony of phenolics in a wine glass. His ultimate goal for Sutro is that the winemaker will fade away and leave the wine to tell the story of the land.


San Francisco History - On both sides, these young wine producers's families have been in the Bay Area since the 1850's, shaping the landscape of their beloved home town San Francisco and its environs through entrepreneurship, building & development, and the arts. Marinated in this influence throughout their lives, Alice & Eliot have applied themselves to fine art pursuits at various angles & stages of life, finding in wine the appropriately balanced outlet for this shared passion. They aim to produce a wine that is true to its site, a brand that is an authentic continuation of San Francisco history, and a brand ethos that carries on the family tradition of catalyzing the arts.

Big fat juicy burger, rack of lamb, BBQ ribs...take your pic. I like this one with just about anything dark and rich with s little fat to boot. The tannins and the acid will cut through any piece of prime rib and tiger dill sauce and goes great with hard, well-aged cheese like midnight moon or 5 year old gouda. ~Chef James