Concentrated, fruit-forward and excellently structured, our impressively lengthy 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the vintage's finest expression of our estate vineyards in Northern Sonoma. The nose is decadent, evocative of ripe wild blackberries, juicy blueberries and mocha. On the impressive, dense palate, concentrated notes of blackcurrant and blackberry jam are joined by classic notes of tobacco, dark chocolate, allspice and cedar before a long, lingering finish. Full-bodied yet smooth, the polished, finely grained tannins are indicative of the grape's roots in the gravelly, loamy Alexander Valley soils, this wine will evolve for 10 to 15 years of cellaring.
Wine SpectatorBeautifully crafted, showing excellent structure, dark dense, concentrated fruit and firm yet fine, loamy tannins. Tightly wound, but the core currant, blackberry and wild berry fruitiness pushes through with ease, giving this a long, persistent finish. Best from 2017 through 2030. 575 cases made.