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.
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