W3 - William White Wines
2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley: St. Helena
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Today’s W3 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was our 2016 Wine Spies Intrigue Award winner for Operatives’ Choice: Best 2012 Napa Cabernet and the best wine that we’ve ever tasted from this Wine Spies favorite winery.
This is classic Napa Valley Cabernet, from one of the best vintages on record. Wine Spectator Magazine awarded the Napa Cab vintage a full 96 points in 2012.
Rich and ripe on the nose, with candied cherry, plum, blueberry, blackberry, sweet spice, tobacco, chocolate, earth and a hint of cracked pepper.
On the palate, bold blackberry, blueberry and plum take the lead. Then, baker’s chocolate, sweet tobacco leaf, dark spice, oak, and cracked pepper follow on.
This wine is expected to sell out. You’ve been warned! ;-)
Darkest indigo with glinting ruby edges. Fat, slow-moving legs form very low on the glass wall.
Candied cherry, plum, blueberry, blackberry, sweet spice, tobacco, chocolate, earth, and a hint of cracked pepper.
Bold blackberry, blueberry, plum, baker’s chocolate, sweet tobacco leaf, dark spice, oak, and cracked pepper follow on.
Extra long and very plush. Slightly drying as crushed velvet tannins spread across the entire palate.
Enjoy this very elegant and very food-friendly wine with coffee-rubbed pork chops, a grilled steak or a juicy pot roast.
What the Winery Says
- William White
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley, St. Helena
- 28 months
- 70% new French oak
- 102 cases