Lot 525 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Lot 525
2012 Napa Valley (Stagecoach Vineyard) Cabernet Sauvignon

91 Pts, Gold Medal: 2015 San Diego International Wine Competition; Elite Cabernet from one of Napa's most storied vineyards, Stagecoach Vineyard.
  • Cabernet Shootout Challenge Medal Winner
  • San Diego International Wine Competition Gold Winner
  • San Francisco Chronicle Medal Winner
This glass-staining elixir is almost pitch black, with hints of red around the rim. The aromatics are just gaining complexity at this point, but right out of the gate you can smell the volcanic influence and the altitude…warm river rock, dusty black fruit, sweet oak and licorice leap from the glass. The palate is multi-layered and strikingly well-balanced, combining the dense chewiness of mountain Cabernet with the rich fruit of a picture perfect vintage. Black currant, plum, and blueberry essence are complex, harmonious and beautifully proportioned.

Style: Full, Bold

Flavors: Blueberry, Currant, Plum, Tannins

Cam Confidential
Lot 525 is produced from the celebrated M block of Stagecoach Vineyard. M block and its surrounding blocks are the source for a veritable who’s who of blue chip Napa Valley producers – one fellow sourcing from the same M block (who, coincidentally, makes wine at the same facility where 525 was made) sells his wine for $175/bottle. Stagecoach combines red volcanic soils with 1200-1750 foot elevations to produce classic, long-lived Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s only fitting that our first big Cab release of the season comes from this amazing property.