WA 92 Vinous 92 WS 92 Pts - According to Robert Parker - "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (725 cases produced) comes from a vineyard on Soda Canyon Road. Made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon blended with tiny percentages of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the wine exhibits an opaque purple color, sweet black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, underbrush, loamy soil, licorice, tobacco leaf and spice box notes, and a complex, dense, medium to full-bodied personality. Consume it over the next 12-15 years."
According to Antonio Galloni - "Dark blue and purplish fruit, spices, cloves, menthol and cedar are some of the many notes that flesh out as Grassi's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon shows off its open, engaging personality. This is a gorgeous, supple 2012 built on fruit, texture and exuberance, all of which make it an excellence choice for drinking over the next decade or so. Best of all, Grassi's 2012 is a terrific value in artisan, hand-made Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon."
According to Wine Spectator - "This rich and juicy red exhibits pure blackberry, black licorice and olive flavors, offering a supple texture that firms nicely on the graceful finish. Features firm, dusty, cedary tannins. Drink now through 2028." 14.2% ABV.