This 2012 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from California's Napa Valley. It comes from one of the newest viticultural areas, name Red Hill Lake for the distinctive volcanic soils that define this remarkable mountain appellation. The gravel is all that a winemaker could hope for. The unrestricted drainage and meager soil fertility produce wines with great tannic structure.
Tasting Notes: This is a spice-driven Cabernet Sauvignon with a stunning nose. Above a base of high-toned red plum and cherry cola, strong notes of cinnamon and vanilla waft from the glass. Even hints of cardamom and dry pine needles add to the mix. On the palate, the wine is rich and soft with loads of red cherry and plum juice. A vibrant acidity keeps the concentrated flavors in check through a long oak-kissed finish. This is a big wine for big occasions.