Vineyardist 2012 Cabernet, Napa Valley (96 Points Parker)


Vineyardist 2012 Cabernet, Napa Valley (96 Points Parker) #215
Oct 2014
Robert M. Parker, Jr.96Drink: 2019 - 2049$225 (225)
The compelling 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from Clones 7, 33 and 337. It’s 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in a combination of 50% new Darnajou and the rest Taransaud. The wine hit 15.1% natural alcohol, and 285 cases were produced. This is a great mountain-style Cabernet Sauvignon with an inky purple color, a gorgeous nose of scorched earth, wet gravel, charcoal, blackberry and crème de cassis. Very full-bodied and exceptionally pure and deep, this is multidimensional with skyscraper texture in a fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon that is still young with tremendous upside. It can be approached now because it’s very much in keeping with the style of 2012, but five years of bottle age will do wonders, and I expect the wine will still be going strong in 25 or 30 years.

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  • Vintage: 2012
  • Winery: Vineyardist