WS 91 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - Offers a rich, smooth texture, with deep dark berry, mocha, currant and cedar notes, turning more herbal on the finish. Lively acidity keeps the flavors fresh and vibrant. Drink now through 2024.
Winemakers Notes - The 2012 Spitfire is a good old American Cabernet that is polished and elegant. The aromas spring to life with ripe plum and blackberries jumping out of the glass. Once open for a few minutes, we start to see the telltale American Oak vanilla along with hints of caramel and pepper. Two years in oak have softened the palate, making this a very approachable Oakville red wine. As with previous vintages we get hints of cardamom and other savory characters.
Unlike previous vintages, this wine does not seem to need extra bottle aging to settle down. The ’12 seems surprisingly drinkable for such a young cabernet, making it extremely enjoyable at the moment and an appropriate accompaniment to your next steak.100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 13.7% ABV.