100% Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points Wine Advocate
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 crÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¨me 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.
96 points Antonio Galloni
Graphite, ash, smoke, tobacco blackberries, cloves and menthol all explode from the glass in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich and powerful to the core, the 2012 is a much more typical wine from this site than the 2011. All of the classic Vineyardist signatures are very much alive in the glass.