Reviews & Scores
A deep color and aromas of toasted baguette, wood smoke and black cherry signal a classic style. The flavors are like dark-chocolate-covered cherries and cranberries. The toasted character of new oak barrels persists from the aroma to the finish, but it's well complemented by ripe fruit, an impressively tannic texture and lingering finish. *Cellar Selection*
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is just as fabulous from bottle as it was from barrel. Graphite, smoke, crushed rocks and black fruit emerge from a wine endowed with tremendous energy. Even with all of its richness, the 2012 has more than enough underlying acidity and structure to drink well for a number of years. the Estate Cabernet has really come along nicely over the last few years.
The most expensive offering, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is fashioned from the estate’s 22-year-old, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon vines, and is aged in 90% new French oak. It exhibits a dense purple color, sweet blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with notions of licorice, camphor and toast. Full-bodied, dense, opulent and fleshy, it should drink well for 12-15 years. There is no reason to defer your gratification.