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2012 Backstage Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

ITEM 7952296 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Amount Total
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I7960380 1 $27 Sep 26, 2021
I7947102 3 $27 Sep 12, 2021
I7940190 1 $25 Sep 5, 2021
I7921147 2 $30 Aug 15, 2021
I7921146 11 $30 Aug 15, 2021
I7920995 4 $30 Aug 15, 2021
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PRODUCER

Backstage

Backstage was founded in 2010 with the goal of making premium, single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The winemaker is Angelo Pera, who is also managing director and co-winemaker at Mountain View in San Rafael. Grapes for Backstage wines comes from small vineyards of one- to five-acres on Howell Mountain, in Rutherford and in Oakville. The estate makes an extremely small quantity of wine, which his generally available only through the estate’s mailing list.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.