92pts, The Tasting Panel - "Ripe, lus red fruit - a berry leather effect, sweetened by red licorice and cedar-cocoa. Juicy, satiny red fruit shines through the dry, mineral rich tannins."
According to Robert Parker - The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot) is a structured, masculine, earthy style of Cabernet with a dense ruby/purple color as well as plenty of oak, spice, licorice, underbrush, and black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. This wine is less evolved than its 2012 siblings, so cellar it for several years and drink it over the following 12-15 years.
According to Wine Spectator - Delivers a well-proportioned mix of ripe dark berry, cedar, spice and subtle loamy earth shadings, ending with tannins that show a slight grainy edge. Drink now through 2024.
According to Wine Enthusiast - Slightly reduced, this wine offers a chalky, tannic backbone to an otherwise juicy explosion of rich black cherry, the whole accented throughout by firm oak and cigar box. 14.6% ABV.