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2012 Rivers-Marie - Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 96 WA
  • 89 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 434699-2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Shows a measure of restraint, with firm acidity and tannins amid a core of dense, dusty dried currant and wild berry fruit. The aftertaste offers cedary oak and cigar box. Drink now through 2024. 200 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga is a killer effort. Sweet blueberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit along with notes of vanilla, toast, licorice, incense and spice box emerge from this full-bodied, classic Napa Cabernet. With good acidity, ripe tannin and a broad, savory, multidimensional mouthfeel, this fabulous wine represents 200 cases of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 75% new oak. The finished alcohol is 14.3%. It should drink well for 15-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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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

    • 566 bottles owned
    • 27 collectors