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Review by Daniel Dawson, Proprietor, Back Room Wines, Napa California
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy this broad-shouldered, rich, dark-berry/cherry laden Cabernet anytime. Smell and taste kirsch, toasty oak, vanilla bean, blackberry pie, chocolate fudge. If you're familiar with the Bordeaux-esque, more earthy style of Coombsville Cab, this is not it. This is hedonism in a wine glass.
Review by David Thompson, Founder/Proprietor of the Napa Wine Project
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark red in the glass. It is elegant on the bouquet showing ripe plum and blackberry along with a kiss of cedar in the background. The wine needs time to breath and continues to reveal additional complexities in the glass as it opens including additional nuances from the oak (vanilla and a sweetness of baking spice). The bouquet is complex and well layered and is a very appealing part of this wine. The entry is soft on the palate – almost satiny initially. Dark fruit shows across the palate and is framed by well-integrated tannins. This dark fruit lingers nicely along with a deeper spice note presumably from the wood tannins. A very balanced wine.
Jennifer Rue, Consulting Winemaker’s Notes
2012 – Beautiful rich color, really gorgeous with concentrated aromas of blueberry, black fruit cassis, with a touch of licorice and sweet vanilla & milk chocolate. Wine has a rich entry into the mouth building to a rich, full mouthfeel.
Flavors of dark blackberry/cherry jam and fresh raspberry are balanced nicely with mature firm mouthfilling tannins with a creamy element like brioche and biscuits balanced by a fresh floral lift and cedar notes. Aroma overall is ripe black fruit cassis, blueberry compote.
One of the things I love most about this wine is the mouthfeel. Lots of concentration of flavor without cumbersome tannins. Oak is well integrated, well matched to fruit. Overall style is big and bold, very seductive style and drinking well now and 10 to 12 years.