2012 Cassini Cellars Godfather Red


  • Silver - 2017 InterVin, International Wine Awards

The 2012 growing season began three weeks later than normal and cooler than average temperatures resulted in delayed budding and flowering of the vines. With Autumn arriving earlier than expected, grapes were left hanging longer in order to develop the fruit flavors, powerful tannins and a firm acid backbone that will give the wines from this vintage a long life

Winemaker's Notes

2012 Cassini Cellars Godfather Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. Nice integration of oak and dark fruit flavors like cherry, black currant and plums give this wine a rich and complex taste with silky tannins to round out the wine to enjoy now or put down for years to come. Drink now to 2024.


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  • Price: $70
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  • Production: only 150 cases
  • Availability:
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  • Blend: 42% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Cabernet Franc 17% Merlot 8% Syrah
  • Alcohol 14.0%, RS g/L, PH , TA g/L
  • CSPC: 891101

Food Pairing

The wine is best served with grilled lamb, bison or long oven roasted, richer cuts of steaks such as tenderloin or t-bone grilled medium to medium rare.

Wine Making

Farmed meticulously, all varietals were kept separate at crushing and during the fermentation. Temperature control for slow fermentation, extended skin contact and pneumatge twice a day give this wine rich colour and extraction with great complexity and balance. The wine was aged for 24 months in new barrels, 100% Premium French oak barrels. The wine is enjoyable now and will continue to improve with careful cellaring for 5 to 8 years.