WA 98 AG 93 Pts - According to Robert Parker - The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve comes in a unique bottle that is similar to the special bottle used by Joseph Phelps for their Insignia (which reminds me of a grenade). A blockbuster superstar, this inky/purple-hued 2012 is filled with crème de cassis, blueberry and mulberry fruit that hides any notion of its oak aging. Opulent, voluptuously textured, multilayered and stunningly rich with a finish that lasts 45+ seconds, this magnificent Cabernet should age effortlessly for two decades or more. But who can wait that long? Not me.
According to Antonio Galloni - The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is bigger and richer than the Estate, but it is not meaningfully better. If anything, the high levels of extraction and new oak mask much of the Howell Mountain character. Heavy aromas of torrefaction, mocha, espresso and new French oak are lathered over a core of racy dark fruit. (Abbreviated) 15.2% ABV.
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gtin No Size 750 ML Standard Rating 98 Points, 93 Points
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