Our top-rated 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon boasts alluring, complex aromas of dense dark cherry, boysenberry and blackcurrant fruit supplemented by enticing toasted oak and dark chocolate scents. Rich and lush on the palate with deeply concentrated cassis, blackberry and black fig flavors, the wine culminates in a remarkably long finish showcasing ripe fruit, dark chocolate and wood spice tones framed by finely grained tannins. Seductive now for its luscious fruit, this classic Napa Valley cabernet will evolve beautifully in bottle over the next 7-10 years.
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October 01, 2014 – A classic, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon offers plenty of crème de cassis and spring flower characteristics as well as beautiful density, sweet tannin and good underlying structure as well as definition. Aged 18 months in French oak, it is a beautiful example of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that can be drunk young, but will be even better in 3-4 years. It should age effortlessly for 12-15 years.
ROBERT PARKER ONLINE – 2012 VINTAGE
February 19, 2015 – The 2012 Cakebread Cabernet is very expressive, offering bold aromas of black cherries and black currant followed by mocha, tobacco, spices and loam. This is full-bodied and plush, backed by round, dusty tannins. The finish has excellent length and polish leaving you wanting more. This will be approachable upon release and will continue to evolve over the next decade. Composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. (2015-2025) – January, 2015 (JD)