3 Bottles 2012 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Limited Production: 500 Cases. In 2012, Mother Nature lobbed a slow pitch over the plate and made it easy for us to swing for the bleachers. All the vineyards and varietals showed excellent concentration in the fruit, so we couldn’t resist adding some Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot to the Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is very dark, dense purple in color, which is an indicator of the concentration that is here. This is a young wine in the sense of vintage date, but even more so it’s a young wine because of its aging potential. Youthful shyness is here, but you can make out the early showing of sweet, creamy anise-tinged crushed blackberry in the nose. Very dark fruits are macerating with a glimmer of deep, dark black cherry, creamy cassis and dense plum all seamlessly integrate with slight expressions of new oak and cedar. Showing even more at this stage is the spicy bramble, spicy floral and white pepper aromas that add intrigue. I get the compelling impression of a pleasant, assured coolness to the nose. I would call this a big wine, a concentrated wine,  and a young wine. The mouth-feel is incredible…full, fat, excellent volume that fills the mouth with round expansion from cheek to cheek.  Deep, rich, creamy black fruits billow through from start to finish. Round and harmonious, yet firm, straight-edged concentration, with intense focus. Big, strong, mouth-coating, silty tannins envelope the entire mouth as the intense, voluminous middle slides effortlessly into a slightly smoke-and-cedar tinged, long, long finish that is reminiscent of a blackberry reduction sauce. Yes, this is a big wine. 1/2015

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3 Bottles 2012 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
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Price $210.00