February 2014 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 5

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ITEM #: C0214R2DC
Retail Price:
$12.99/each
Member Price: $10.98/each
Reorder Price:
$7.99/each
38% Discount
Cabernet
Sauvignon
(Kab air NAY
Soe ving YAHN)
2012
Happy Camper
California
Color:
Dark purple
Nose:
Earth, licorice and
black cherry
Palate:
Ripe berry and plum
Finish:
Concentrated, tannic
with plummy fruit
Alcohol:
13%
Drink now
through 2016
WOMC RATING
93 Points
table grapes and other
fresh fruits.
The Arroyo Seco vineyard is
comprised of mainly an
ancient river bed. This soil is
one of the key factors that
makes Arroyo Seco wines so
complex. Vineyards are
grown on well drained river
cobbles and gravel. Pinot
Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah
are some of the grapes that
thrive in this region.
Happy Camper are a line of
limited production, reserve
wines grown, produced and
bottled from
ASV’s
vine-
yards along
C a l i f o r n i a ’ s
Central Coast.
We’re a little
suspect
of
“ f a n c i f u l ”
names but this
one makes
us, well, happy.
Located
in
the premium
grape-growing appellations
of Monterey and Arroyo
Seco, these vineyards yield
intense, full-flavored fruit
of exceptional quality. For the
Happy Camper collection,
the winemaker selects the
finest fruit then handcrafts
the wine with extraordinary
attention and care to produce
distinctive wines with great
nuance and depth. It is the
best the winery has to offer.
Most of the grapes for Happy
Camper Cabernet Sauvignon
are grown on their best
vineyards in the appellation
of California’s Central Coast.
Unique vineyard conditions,
which extend the growing
season, result in wines with
bright acidity and generous
tropical and citrus fruit
flavors. A perfect wine for
pork loin wrapped in bacon
and served with a black
truffle risotto.
ur selection is crafted
by Arroyo Seco
Vineyards, which
was established in 1982 as
a supplier of grapes and
wines to some of the most
prestigious wineries in all
of California. They began
bottling and selling their
own limited production wines
in 2001. From there, they
created nothing less than a
wine dynasty establishing
vineyards in the finest spots
of California by creating
exceptional wine as a result.
Their wine maker, Phil
Franscioni, a third generation
native of Monterey County, is
known by his
colleagues as
the “Dean of
Winemaking”.
He has earned
this title for
having the most
c o n t i n u o u s
years of making
w i n e
i n
Monterey. He
started
his
career working
during the summers while
attending High school and
subsequently U.C. Davis. He
graduated from Davis with
a degree in Fermentation
Science. After graduation
in 1973, he has worked
continuously in his passion
for wine in Monterey County.
ASV Wines, Inc. is one of
the largest wineries and
grape growing operations
in California. It owns and
operates two wineries
located in the San Joaquin
Valley and the California’s
Central Coast. Their extensive
vineyards include the
premium wine growing
appellations of Monterey,
Arroyo Seco and Paso Robles.
ASV is family owned with
two generations currently
managing the company. Their
wineries and vineyards
are part of an international
agribusiness enterprise that
includes a grapevine nursery,
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