2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
The moon and back
By now you know just how important the 2012 Napa Cabernet vintage was. You also know just how rare 2012s are becoming.
Today’s Foley Johnson 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a truly extraordinary example from this vintage. This wine is one of the finest Napa Cabs that we’ve shown in months, and that’s really saying something.
All of our Napa Cabs have been great, but this one is truly something very special.
This wine is absolutely gorgeous on the nose, with rich aromas of stewed black cherry, blackberry compote, braised plum, cherry tobacco, cured meats, mocha, soft spice and cracked pepper.
A rush of flavor coats the palate with delicious flavors of black cherry, blackberry reduction, baker’s chocolate, tobacco leaf, grilled plum, grilled cherry, chocolate covered cherry, blackberry candy, sweet spice and black pepper.
Today’s wine was made by Patrick Foley, son of wine industry powerhouse, Bill Foley. Patrick is an accomplished and talented winemaker in his own right. His talents are supported by those of consulting winemaker, David Ramey, of Ramey Wines, Chateau Petrus, Dominus, Rudd and others.
This winemaking team is one to watch, and you can bet that we’ll be showing plenty of future Foley Johnson vintages. Reserve some of this very highly recommended wine while you can!
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
93 points - James Suckling - _“A balanced and refined red with currant and blackberry character. Full-bodied yet firm and structured with tension and drinkability. Very well done. Drink or hold.”
90 points - Wine & Spirits - “This wine’s lush fruit and herbal spice is cushioned by the richness of new oak. It’s clean and balanced between sweet fruit and pleasant herbal bitterness, built for prime rib.”
Darkest garnet, with a darker translucent heart. Tall, skinny, wine-stained tears meander down the glass after a swirl.
Stewed black cherry, blackberry compote, braised plum, cherry tobacco, cured meats, mocha, soft spice and cracked pepper.
Black cherry, blackberry reduction, baker’s chocolate, tobacco leaf, grilled plum, grilled cherry, chocolate covered cherry, blackberry candy, sweet spice and black pepper.
Extraordinarily long and packed with rich flavors, from end to end. As flavors finally fade, a chewy, softly drying feel is left behind.
Filet mignon, Wagyu or Kobe are the way to go with this bold but elegant wine.
What the Winery Says
- Patrick Foley
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- 75% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 17% Merlot
- 6% Malbec
- 2% Cabernet Franc
- Napa Valley
- 14.5 TA
- 5.78 g/l
- 19 months
- 20% new French oak
- Bottling date
- July 17, 2014
- 2,441 cases