Random Ridge

2012 Cabernets Reserve

Red Blend •Random Ridge Vineyards

California: Napa Valley

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Mission Briefing

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The best yet

Today’s Random Ridge 2012 Cabernets Reserve is a delicious, balanced, aromatic beauty of a blend. Made from grower/winemaker Bill Hawley’s Mt. Veeder fruit, this blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Cabernet Franc is a superb wine.

As much as we have adored Bill’s wines over these last eight years, today’s wine is the most exciting we’ve had the pleasure to feature. With the difficult 2011 vintage squarely in its rearview mirror, this wine shines very brightly, thumbing its nose at all previous vintages of the winery’s flagship Cabernets blend. This 2012 is the best Cabernets we’ve tasted.

On the nose, bold aromas leap from the glass, led by Blueberry and blackberry compote, infused with sweet tobacco, cedar, grilled fig, black salt licorice, darkly toasted oak and dark baking spice.

On the palate, the wine bursts with bold flavors of stewed blackberry, blueberry, black cherry and black currant - which meld with dusty bramble, tobacco leaf, European black licorice, cigar box, baking spice, red currant, roasted plum and a hint of flinty minerality.

We hope that you have the opportunity to acquire this great wine - before we sell out…

Tasting Profile

Look:

Inky dark crimson, from the darkly opaque heart out to the bright crimson edge.

Smell:

Blueberry and blackberry compote, infused with sweet tobacco, cedar, grilled fig, black salt licorice, darkly toasted oak and dark baking spice.

Taste:

Stewed blackberry, blueberry, black cherry and black currant that meld with dusty bramble, tobacco leaf, European black licorice, cigar box, baking spice, red currant, roasted plum and a hint of flinty minerality.

Finish:

Incredibly long, as grippy tannins add a bit of intriguing chewiness and a gradually spreading dryness.

Pairing:

This big and beautiful wine wants to be enjoyed with a great steak. This wine is flexible, so just choose your favorite preparation.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Bill Hawley
Appellation
Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder district
Blend
67% Cabernet Sauvignon
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33% Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2012
Abv
14.2
Production
150 cases
Process
unfined & unfiltered

About the Winery

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