Dark ruby in color, the 2011 Bosche has sweet black cherry and Santa Rosa plum aroma with nuances of green olive, aromatic cedar, clove, walnut shell, damp forest floor, tobacco and green tea. The oak spice is very well integrated. The flavor is big, voluptuous, soft and velvety, with rich great depth of black cherry/plum fruit. The tannins are well integrated providing a very long fruitful finish.
97 Points, Robert Parker – “The classic 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Bosché Vineyard is 90.1% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest 9.9% Merlot, aged 26 months in oak. This is one of the iconic wines of Napa, and one of the great vineyard sources coming from Rutherford on foothill bench soils at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. This is one of the finest examples of this wine I’ve ever tasted, and there have been many. The wine shows plenty of loamy soil notes intermixed with blackberry, cassis, cedar wood and spice box. It’s full-bodied, shows terrific intensity, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel and moderate tannin in the finish. It still needs cellar time – and 5-6 years should bring forth plenty of magic, but this wine will also last 30-40 years.”