Private Reserve 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
92 pts & Gold Medal, Critics Challenge 2016; A cult Cabernet from Oakville, Rutherford, and St Helena's best vineyards.
Dark, dark, dark – pretty much pitch black and very extracted, with a little red around the rim. It’s tight out of the bottle, with immediate notes of fresh turned earth and mocha. With just little air, brilliant raspberry aromas leap from the glass and are underpinned with brambly blackberry, more mocha, and enticing dark chocolate. A high-toned earthiness adds layers of complexity that are furthered by its broad and deep palate and tightly wound, tooth-staining tannins.
Style: Full, Bold
Flavors: Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Tannins