Eight Arms Cellars
2012 "The Colossus" Shasté Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon •Shaste and Furlong Estates Vineyards
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley
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!
Deep and inky, with a nearly black core that’s surrounded by a ring of pure garnet.
Blackberry compote, black cherry jam, blueberry, spice, leather, sweet tobacco leaf, milk chocolate covered cherry and earthy spices.
Blackberry, blueberry, Alpine strawberry, red currant, spice, leather, tobacco, kola nut and a twist of cracked pepper.
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.
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
- Iain Boltin
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- 85% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 15% Syrah
- Sonoma Valley
- 20 months
- 15% new French and American oak
- 319 cases