Lot 433 | 2012 California
A Santa Barbara County Cabernet that rivals Napa Valley in quality.
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- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- 1,400 Cases
- Now through 2024
- Release Email
How good is this?
SB for the win! A hidden beauty, just like Santa Barbara itself (at least among wine snobs).
Excellent SB Cab
I have a soft spot for Santa Barbara wines. It's just such a great area to explore and spend a few days. The wine is rarely on par with its Northern counterparts, but this one held its own nicely.
I found half a case of this in the back of my wine closet and had a bottle to celebrate the night after Thanksgiving, to night. It being a 2012 I thought it might be on its last legs. OMG was I ever surprised. This has turned into a top flight Cab easily a $150 bottle at any restaurant. Not bad for a wine that listed at $19. Thanks Cam for finding this beauty!
Finally got around to opening
Held this for awhile. It was still good. Vinification says till 2024.
Great value, silky smooth cab
I bought a case of this wine well over a year ago after a coincidental visit to Los Olivos and Santa Barbara wine country, and finally decided to check it out. It's Outstanding. It tastes great from the moment opened, and gets even smoother and silkier as it opens up. Wish I could buy some more of these!
Nice cab but a bit pricey
Nice cab drinking now. Big fruit nose but not a lot of fruit on the finish. Should drink what you have within the next 5 months or so as it is drinking very nicely now. Somewhat light for a cab from CH. My thought is that this is a $15 bottle of wine.
Outstanding for the "lower" valued Cabs
Have had a few of the higher end "big" CH Cabs - this wasn't one of those but was certainly worth every bit of the price level. Paired it with a nice Ribeye and it was a perfect partner. Would order again but the Big Cabs from CH I think are worth the extra money (525, 535 and 596 are the ones I have had).
Happy Cab Ride
For the money, this was one fine ride.
Easy drinking wine. Not complex but not disappointing.
Good fruit...and a little woody hint.
This is a good Cab from Santa Barbara. Very enjoyable. And good price.