Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, California
Bright, deep and supple, this wine offers juicy red currant and cherry. Savory herb notes of rosemary, star anise and lavender provide complexity, while a familiar nose of pencil lead hints at classic wines of the old world. A particularly silky Mayacamas Cabernet, this wine is quite accessible and delicious in it's youth. -Winemaker's Notes
93-96pts - Vinous
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is shaping up to be a real beauty. Pliant and nuanced, the 2012 caresses the palate with a total sense of silkiness. Bright red cherries, mint, spices and flowers are all laced together in a supple, radiant Cabernet Sauvignon that captures the essence of the vintage. The purity of the fruit here is simply striking, but the 2012 is not a powerhouse, rather it is a wine built on finesse. Rose petals, mint, sage and a hint of white pepper add an element of exoticism on the high-toned, expressive finish."
94pts - James Suckling
"This is a tannic and muscular red with austere tannins now but vivid fruit and focused structured. It's linear and energetic. Extremely long and beautiful. Handmade as ever. Lightly bitter and bright. Better in 2020. Fall release."