2012 Napa Valley (Meteor Vineyard) Cabernet Sauvignon
91 pts, Wine Spectator; Gold Medal, TexSom International Wine Awards; Gold Medal, 90 pts, 2015 Winemaker Challenge; Powerful, stunning Cabernet from Coombsville District Meteor Vineyard
In the glass, the wine looks like pen ink mixed with ox blood – dark and sensual. Exotic spice is mixed with iodine, crushed white flower, sweet red fruit, ripe blackberry, molten licorice, crushed granite and smoky oak. Complex and exuberant up top, dense and brooding down low, with a granite spine right up the middle. Silky smooth entry on the palate, redolent with rich red fruit, licorice, and crushed rock that mingle in a wave of formidable tannins that last forever.
Style: Full, Bold
Flavors: Blackberry, Currant, Licorice, Tannins