I last wrote about the 2010 vintage of this wine and enjoyed it. This one is Dark in color with lovely fruit forward nose of red cherries coming up to greet you. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some lovely smooth fruit forward red cherries and cassis. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice tannins. I enjoyed this one and would give it an 89. Sadly not in the LCBO, available for $22.95 a bottle by the 12 bottle case from Wine-Wire.
From the winery’s web site:
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful expression of the varietal from a really great vintage. Petit Verdot was added to give the blend some added richness and depth, and a bit of Merlot provides some nice softness. Look forward to aromas and flavors of black berries and cherry with just a hint of black licorice. The finish will add notes of chocolate, vanilla, and sweet toastiness.
APPELLATION:California COMPOSITION:86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot T.A.:0.58g/100mL pH:3.61 ALC. BY VOL.:13.7%
Cabernet Sauvignon put California vineyards on the map, and our big, bold version comes from winegrowing regions spread throughout the state. Rock-n-roll is big here too, all part of the laid-back, free-stylin’ culture. That’s not to say things don’t get intense—we’ve got your power ballads, your penetrating lyrics, and your Cab full of hard-hitting blackberry and cherry flavors for real depth you won’t soon forget. Raise a glass, flip the steaks and turn up the volume.