Wine Advocate | Rating: 95Aaron Pott's affection for English soccer is found in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon The Arsenal Greer Vineyard, a two-acre site on Manley Lane sandwiched between two prodigious producers, Scarecrow and Staglin. This is pure, gravel-dominated, loose, loamy soil. This spectacular Cabernet boasts an opaque purple color, abundant aromas of pen ink, damp, sweet red dirt, rich blackcurrants, licorice and cedarwood. Opulent, full-bodied and irresistible already, this is a sensational, complex, multidimensional Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 15-20 years.Author: Robert Parker
Rating: 92Deliciously rich and juicy, with a plush, supple texture that lets the blackberry, black currant and plum flavors flow freely. Tightens on the finish, where mocha and black licorice notes emerge. Drink now through 2027. 102 cases made.Author: James Laube
Rating: 91Bright ruby. Aromas of cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate are lifted by a minty topnote. Dense, sweet and intense but with a slightly minty greenness running through the wine and currently clashing with its chocolatey element. Finishes with nutty, slightly drying tannins that need further refinement. - Stephen Tanzer
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 42 bottles owned
- 9 collectors