Lot 433 | 2012 California

Cabernet Sauvignon

A Santa Barbara County Cabernet that rivals Napa Valley in quality.

$19.00

(19 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Lot 433 2012 Happy Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon

Lot 433 | 2012 California

Cabernet Sauvignon

$19.00

(19 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Right out of the bottle, Lot 433 delivers enticing aromas of exotic spice and brooding back plum. There are profound layers of black licorice and cola with high tone florals, making for one of the more complex aromatic structures of any wine we have offered. On the palate it’s at first dense and structured but soon lays out with pure fruit framing plush tannins for an expansive and savory mouth feel. Perfectly lush and hedonistic, with smoky raspberry and floral pastilles rounding out the juicy/spicy lingering finish.

  • Vintage
  • 2012
  • Appellation
  • California
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 13.9%
  • Cases Produced
  • 1,400 Cases
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2024
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Set deep in the Santa Ynez Valley, McGinley Vineyard in Happy Canyon is THE spot for growing Cabernet that rivals Napa in quality. Perched high atop a knoll in the middle of the Canyon, McGinley’s vines have only a few feet of low nutrient topsoil before running into clay hardpan that forces the roots to grow laterally. This low-nutrient environment stresses the vines, leading to smaller clusters and more intense flavors and aromas.

Reviews

19 Reviews Total

Re

Verified Purchase

Held this for awhile. It was still good. Vinification says till 2024.

Tom

Verified Purchase

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!

Edward

Verified Purchase

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.

Joseph

Verified Purchase

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).

David

Verified Purchase

For the money, this was one fine ride.

Eric

Verified Purchase

Easy drinking wine. Not complex but not disappointing.
Good fruit...and a little woody hint.

William

Verified Purchase

This is a good Cab from Santa Barbara. Very enjoyable. And good price.

Jennifer

Verified Purchase

I let this wine breath for about an hour before we started drinking. It opened up nicely and was a smooth drink from the start.

Jill

Verified Purchase

Another amazing wine from CH. Tremendous value. Bold and luscious.

Dawson

Verified Purchase

Lighter than we are used to in a Cabernet, but Happy Canyon nevertheless has its own distinctive, very pleasing, classic taste. Very enjoyable and gives the impression of a significantly higher price point. A winner!