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.
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- Napa Valley
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2030
The Absolute Best I have had from CHWINE
Oh my! Where do I begin. This is (I know I say that a lot) THE best I have ever had from Cameron Hughes. The 2011 Private Reserve comes very close because I tasted both at the same time. I think the 2012 edges it out because it may have more potential cellar time ahead of it. The color is of deep garnet to medium purple. The nose is of black cherry, blackberry and boysenberry. The viscosity has legs that will not quit which hints of high alcohol. On the palate this has acidity and tannin are well balanced and softening very nicely and surprisingly not really a high alcohol feel. The finish is looonng and you don't want it to end. This bottle seems to be worth 3-4X the $75 price.
Definitely tastes like a $$$ bottle. We go through this quick. Great, well structured, high intensity wine. Great on its own or with food.
Delicious for my first CH Wine
This wine was given to me for my birthday recently. I was not sure what to expect from an American ‘Negociant’ wine, but I was willing to give it a try!
Very dark and thick in the glass, which is telltale for what I am expecting. The nose is plums and mocha with some eucalyptus. The initial taste is as predicted. Full bodied, rich, creamy and delicious. Tannins are at the forefront but not overwhelming. Plums, blackberry and a touch of oak are all part of the package. Mid palate wise, the acidity and tannic dryness roll in and take over from the fruit, not that this is a bad thing as I am enjoying the texture tremendously. The finish is well defined, long and consists of more plums, spice box and the well framed tannins. There is a cigar box component that I just noticed as well. Delicious. Overall, this is a well crafted wine that I am enjoying while Moxie cooks up some Sirloins in a peppercorn sauce. 91 points, drinking now till 2022. Pricey at $75, until you realize you are drinking Napa Cabernet- well worth it and 4 stars from me. Salut….
A nice cab
A few days after finally trying the 2011, I opened the 2012. It is a pleasant cab; it's not near the 2011, but they can't all be the same. Drinks nicely around - but not near - the pool table. I bought another bottle (which I notice is sold out now) to keep my 7-year vertical intact.
Smooth and Dark
This was the first bottle of wine I paid over $30 for. Birthday present from my wife. But well worth it. This was smoothest, darkest, richest tasting Cab I've ever had. Highly recommend to try at least once.
This Cabernet was amazing! Smooth, full of flavor & so enjoyable with our steak dinner! Truly a wine to be spoiled with & make every subsequent bottle just . . . less! ;) Treat yourself to this one!
Bright fruit with currant and plum and integrated tannins ending in a long rich finish. Opened over an hour in a decanted and really nice
I'm usually not a fan of red wine, but this one changed my mind! I took it on a trip to Gatlinburg, TN with my best friend and we both loved it. We drank it with fudgey chocolate cupcakes and we finished them both off! In hindsight, I wish I had splurged and bought more. Thank you for providing a wonderful wine for our "girl trip"!
The Real Deal
Folks this is the real deal. This was one of our fine Thanksgiving wines that we offered our guests. It was full bodied, very smooth, highly complimented and was happily consumed very quickly. Maybe not the least expensive, but certainly one of the CH best! Great family, great friends, great wine.