Eight Arms Cellars

2012 "The Colossus" Shasté Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Shaste and Furlong Estates Vineyards

California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley

Offer Expired:Feb 02, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
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While all of our featured wines are vetted for quality, every now and then one shines particularly brightly.

Today’s Pick of the Week is the inky, delectable and downright fantastic Eight Arms Cellars 2012 “The Colossus” Shasté Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

This wine, which hails from the magnificent 2012 vintage, is one of the finest Sonoma County Cabernets that we’ve featured in recent memory… dark, elegant and packed with classic Cabernet flavors.

Incredibly aromatic on the nose, with a big, rich, layered nose of blackberry compote, black cherry jam, blueberry, spice, leather, sweet tobacco leaf, milk chocolate covered cherry and earthy spices.

Bright, bold fruits are the first to present on the palate, with blackberry, blueberry, Alpine strawberry, and red currant. These are followed by spice, leather, tobacco, kola nut and a twist of cracked pepper.

Wrap your tentacles around this elegant beast of a wine… before our supply goes down with the ship!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep and inky, with a nearly black core that’s surrounded by a ring of pure garnet.

Smell:

Blackberry compote, black cherry jam, blueberry, spice, leather, sweet tobacco leaf, milk chocolate covered cherry and earthy spices.

Taste:

Blackberry, blueberry, Alpine strawberry, red currant, spice, leather, tobacco, kola nut and a twist of cracked pepper.

Finish:

Elegant, very long and packed with flavors, from end to end. As bright, red fruits tail off, black fruits hang about and then diminish in even proportion with the elegant earthy flavors. Eventually, the palate is left softly dry - and craving another boldly delicious sip.

Pairing:

How about a nice steak with chimichurri and harissa-roasted sweet potatoes? Or spaghetti and meatballs? Or a steak? How about a steak? STEAK!!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Iain Boltin
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Composition
85% Cabernet Sauvignon
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15% Syrah
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Sonoma Valley
Abv
14.1%
Aging
20 months
Barrels
15% new French and American oak
Production
319 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 02, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
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