This 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon displays the exceptional terroir of our 53 acres of hillside vineyards. Deep and rich aromas of dark raspberry, cherry, and violet burst from the glass. Full-bodied and well-focused, its silky tannins and elegant structure frame the dark cherry, berry, vanilla, and spicy black currant flavors on the palate. It finishes soft, yet persistent with evolving layers as the wine opens. An approachable wine in its youth, this Cabernet will only gain complexity and will drink well for the next 15-20 years.
90-92+ Points – “The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, which is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, is their biggest cuvée of 3,640 cases. It is scheduled for bottling in January of 2015. Hints of graphite, black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit with some licorice, loamy soil, vanilla and spice box are all present in this medium to full-bodied wine. It’s full-bodied and relatively opulent with a nice tannic structure in the background. This should drink well for 15-20 years.”
— ROBERT M. PARKER, JR.,WINE ADVOCATE DECEMBER 2014