WS 89 WE 88 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - Soft and ripe, open-textured and medium-weight, offering plum, cassis and spice flavors that linger gently on the finish. Drink now through 2017.
According to Wine Enthusiast - Loaded with soft, approachable flavors of black cherry, black licorice and a streak of dried herb, this five-grape, Bordeaux-style blend is 85% Cabernet. It nicely expresses the generous fruit of the 2012 vintage.
According to Stephen Tanzer, Vinous - Bright dark red. Aromas of dark berries, licorice, bitter chocolate and mocha are complicated by an element of dried herbs. A smooth, slightly herbal midweight with nicely restrained sweetness to its flavors of red fruits, milk chocolate and smoky oak. A wine of moderate density and depth, finishing with present but ripe tannins, a slightly tart quality and an element of toasty oak.
Tasting Notes - Our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is smooth and rich with classic aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, dried herbs and hints of vanilla and esprresso. This wine is dense with chewy tannins on nthe mid-palate giving way to a touch of vanilla and toast on the lingering finish. 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. 13.5% ABV.