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2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley: St. Helena

Offer Expired:Feb 07, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$80.00
Avg. Price

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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! ;-)

Tasting Profile

Look:

Darkest indigo with glinting ruby edges. Fat, slow-moving legs form very low on the glass wall.

Smell:

Candied cherry, plum, blueberry, blackberry, sweet spice, tobacco, chocolate, earth, and a hint of cracked pepper.

Taste:

Bold blackberry, blueberry, plum, baker’s chocolate, sweet tobacco leaf, dark spice, oak, and cracked pepper follow on.

Finish:

Extra long and very plush. Slightly drying as crushed velvet tannins spread across the entire palate.

Pairing:

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

Winemaker
William White
Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Napa Valley, St. Helena
Abv
14.8%
Aging
28 months
Barrels
70% new French oak
Production
102 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 07, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$80.00
Avg. Price
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