Vinous 94+ WA 93+ JS 93 WE 93 Pts - According to Antonio Galloni - "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon C.C. Ranch is one of the deepest, most explosive wines in this range. Although the flavors are intensely primary and undeveloped, it is the wine's pure, unbridled energy that stands out most. Dark red cherry jam, pomegranate, spices and new leather emerge gradually, but only with considerable reticence. This is another impressive wine from Nickel & Nickel, but readers need to be patient."
According to Wine Robert Parker - "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon C.C. Ranch is from the Rutherford sector over near the Silverado Trail. The color is opaque purple – slightly darker than the Hayne or the John C. Sullenger. Very concentrated, with almost a confit of black cherries, blackberries and dusty earthiness underlying the fruit, this profile is not surprising as this vineyard is grown in gravelly, loamy soils. With a full-bodied mouthfeel, super density and richness, I found it a very youthful, vibrant, backward and foreboding style. This should be very long-lived, but require 4-5 years of patience. I won’t be surprised to see it keep for two decades."
According to James Suckling - "A fresh and rich wine with cooked berry, milk chocolate and stone character. Full body, round tannins and a flavorful finish. Balanced in a riper style. Drink now."
According to Wine Enthusiast - "Gingerbread and graham cracker provide this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with a distinct warmth of character. Elegant, light and restrained, it opens with a prominent rose aroma. It then offers cherry and raspberry delicacy around subtle French oak and vanilla on the palate, all lingering long though the finish." 14.4% ABV.