Silky smooth for a young Cabernet, with a core of rich, elegant blackberry, licorice, espresso and currant flavors woven together in a rather seamless effort. The tannins and vanilla bean- accented oak show on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 1,000 cases made.
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve ratchets up the complexity, richness, breadth of flavor and overall texture and personality. Dense ruby/purple with notes of blueberries, blackcurrants, spice box and subtle oak, the wine is full-bodied, generously endowed, opulent (characteristics of 2012), pure and beautifully textured. Built like a skyscraper, but not heavy, this is a tour de force and a brilliant Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now-2025.
Very high glycerin that is almost hard to taste past. It took a couple days to settle out before I could enjoy the wine. High strung, highly extracted, and high alcohol content. suggest laying down for a bit of time. there is a nice oaky/smoky theme with dark chocolate throughout. Nice wine with a lot of potential