Alta

2012 Oso Malo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Altra Napa Valley Vineyard

California: Napa Valley: Atlas Peak

Offer Expired:Sep 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$70.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Naughty Bear

We’re very excited about our discovery of today’s wine, the rich, delicious, best-of-Napa Alta 2012 Oso Malo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - and I offer it up at 50% off.

Rest assured that you’ll fall in love with this wine at first sniff. Sip it, and you’ll wish you had purchased more.

This wine is boldly aromatic. It leads with a rush of chocolate covered cherry, blackberry jam, fig, blueberry pie, sweet spice, subtle tobacco, licorice, subtle violet and black pepper.

Bold, juicy flavors rush onto the palate, with blackberry jam, blueberry pie, cassis, plum, violets, cassis, dark tobacco leaf, twigs, espresso bean, vanilla and darkly toasted oak.

This all leads to one of the most flavorful and extended finishes that we’ve experienced in recent memory.

The 10 acre estate where this wine hails from sits at 1650 feet of elevation, on the eastern slope of Atlas Peak - where other ultra luxury Cabs are born.

Be sure to stock up on this one. It is that good!

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Here’s what the wine press has to say:

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - “The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Oso Malo offers attractive blueberry and mulberry fruit intermixed with floral undertones in its intense aromatics.

Savory berry fruit is noticeable on the palate, less earthiness than I expect in an Atlas Peak Cabernet, excellent purity and texture, and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. It is not a boisterous, exuberant or overly dramatic effort, but one that relies on restraint and finesse. Drink it over the next 6-7 years.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark red and purple hues through a very dark heart. Extra tall legs start a steady march down the glass after a swirl.

Smell:

Chocolate covered cherry, blackberry jam, fig, blueberry pie, sweet spice, subtle tobacco, licorice, subtle violet and black pepper.

Taste:

Blackberry jam, blueberry pie, cassis, plum, violets, cassis, dark tobacco leaf, twigs, espresso bean, vanilla and darkly toasted oak.

Finish:

Plush, super elegant and insanely long, with crushed velvet tannins that very gradually dry the palate, starting on the tongue and spreading to the cheeks.

Pairing:

Enjoy this terrifically elegant wine with your favorite grilled meats. How about a steak Chimmichuri or a nice pile of sliced New York strip with green peppercorn butter sauce?!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Fred Oliai
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Composition
90% Cabernet Sauvignon
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10% Merlot
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Napa Valley, Atlas Peak
Abv
14.4%
pH
5.70 g/L
TA
5.8 g/L
Brix
26
Harvest date
October 12, 2012
Aging
20 months
Barrels
70% new French oak
Bottling
unfined, unfiltered
Production
450 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Sep 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$70.00
Avg. Price
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