Kendall-Jackson

2012 Hawkeye Mountain Vineyard Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Hawkeye Mountain Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley

Offer Expired:Jun 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
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If you’ve never tasted Kendall-Jackson’s Jackson Estate wines, you’re in for a real treat. These wines are the finest that this winery makes and they stand well above the KJ wines that you may be used to buying at your local grocer. Today’s wine will blow you away!

When our friends at KJ offered us today’s Kendall-Jackson 2012 Hawkeye Mountain Vineyard Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, we just couldn’t resist. This 92 point(Robert Parker) wine is one of the winery’s very finest Cabs. Richness, elegance and deep favors all add to the appeal of this stunning gem.

This limited release wine hails from the 2012 vintage, which is one of the finest on record in recent memory. Now that the supply of the blockbuster 2010s is dwindling, we’re seeking out exceptional 2012s.

Today’s wine is super rich and very delicious. We love the dense feel and concentrated flavors of this beautiful beast.

Dark, sweet and mysterious on the nose, with evolving aromas that increase in intensity and and complexity as the wine breathes. Aromas of chocolate covered cherry, blackberry preserve, black cherry, plum preserve, grilled fig, molasses, bacon wrapped date, cigar box and mixed spice.

Bold, dark and juicy on the palate, with flavors of blackberry preserve, plum jam, grilled fig, spice box, cigar box, caramelized sugar, baker’s chocolate, plum skin, dark spice, black currant, black licorice, slate and black pepper.

The finish is incredibly long, ending in a dry, chewy, plush feeling that spreads across the palate.

The winery calls this wine ‘muscularly elegant’, and we get it. One sip of this wine tells you that this is a bold, serious wine… with an intriguing soft side. Bold tannins give the wine its bold, chewy feeling, while the dark, pretty fruits add elegance.

This wine is very highly recommended!

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Here’s what the wine press has to say:

92 points, Robert M. Parker Jr., Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate - “The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Hawkeye is a well-built, structured, deep and potentially complex wine that has plenty of upside. Dense ruby/purple, full-bodied, very young and backward, this wine does offer impressive texture, depth and quality. Drink 2017-2030.”

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92 points - Wine Enthusiast - “From a site with elevation rising as high as 2,200 feet, this wine delivers tremendous complexity and minerality, the grapes from volcanic soils. Meaty, with a wisp of smoky char, it’s ripe and full bodied in cherry and cassis, nuances of bay leaf and rocky tannin.”_

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91 points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark and inky, with darkest garnet at the core, dark red at the meniscus.

Smell:

Chocolate covered cherry, blackberry preserve, black cherry, plum preserve, grilled fig, molasses, bacon wrapped date, cigar box and mixed spice.

Taste:

Blackberry preserve, plum jam, grilled fig, spice box, cigar box, caramelized sugar, baker’s chocolate, plum skin, dark spice, black currant, black licorice, slate and black pepper.

Finish:

Incredibly long, ending in a dry, chewy, plush feeling that spreads across the palate. The winery calls this wine ‘muscularly elegant’, and we get it. One sip of this wine tells you that this is a bold, serious wine… with an intriguing soft side. Bold tannins give the wine its bold, chewy feeling, while the dark, pretty fruits add elegance.

Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with, you guessed it, red meat! Or, all on its own. This intriguing wine is super fun to drink all on its own.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Mark Theis
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Abv
14.5%
T.A.
0.60g/100ml
PH
3.69
Aging
18 months
Barrels
35% new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jun 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
Avg. Price
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