2012 Shining Hill
“The 2012 Shining Hill is characterized by aromas of black cherry, current and tobacco, with supple texture, soft finish and lingering flavors of berry, clove and vanilla.”
– Darel Allwine, Winemaker
The 2012 growing season on Red Mountain started with mild spring temperatures and bud break slightly earlier than normal. Early summer temperatures remained cool, but even, and quickly warmed in July and August, with few heat extremes allowing the fruit to develop to full ripeness. Relatively good weather at the end of September and in early October helped complete ripening and produced wines with fruity aromatics, good color, and elegant tannins.