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2012 Abreu - Thorevilos (Cabernet Sauvignon)

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 100 WA
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 106103-2012
  • Vinous | Rating: 98

    The 2012 Thorevilos is deep, powerful and explosive, with massive tannins and structure that dominate. This is the most forbidding of Abreu's 2012s, so it should be cellared for at least a handful of years. All the classic Thorevilos signatures are present though. Hints of mocha, dark chocolate, espresso, creme de cassis and blackberry jam open up
    Drink Dates: 2022-2034
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: October 2015
  • James Suckling | Rating: 98

    A juicy and savory red with black fruit, pomace and toasted oak. Powerful and tannic. Muscular with amazing form. Full body, bright and beautiful fruit. Grabs your attention, yet subtle. Persistent. Try in 2020. About 300 cases made. March release.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99


    The 2012 Thorevilos is flamboyant, phenomenally concentrated, full-bodied, majestic and totally prodigious. It can be drunk young, but most readers will probably prefer to give it a few years of bottle age and consume it over the following 30+ years.
    Drink Dates: 2018-2048
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 221
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  • If you adhere to the premise that great wine begins in the vineyard, then you have to admire the influence David Abreu has had on the ultra-premium wine industry. His impact began in the 1980s when he founded Abreu Vineyards after graduating from the Viticulture and Enology program at UC Davis. His reputation was enhanced through the success of his vineyard management company, and he became one of the most sought-after viticulture consultants. Famous clients include Blankiet, Staglin, Colgin, Bryant, Araujo and many others. His own wines reflect his expert vineyard management skills and innate ability to translate the grapes' excellence into stunning wine. Abreu also produces a proprietary red blend called Rothwell Hyde.

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    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 188 bottles owned
    • 50 collectors