Vinous 94 WE 94 WA 93+ JS 93 Pts - According to Antonio Galloni - The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch is a gorgeous, open-knit wine. Dark red cherry, plum, violets, spices and new leather flesh out in a seductive, inviting Cabernet Sauvignon loaded with personality. Already quite expressive, the 2012 looks like it will offer a wide window of fine drinking over the next 15-20 years. There is plenty to like here.
According to Wine Enthusiast - There’s a velvety silkiness to this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a lushness to the palate that will please aficionados of both Cabernet and Pinot Noir. Refined tannins stand out in subtle ways, as do high-toned cassis and blackberry. Though the wine displays a richness of oak and chocolate, the minerality truly shines here. This will cellar well through 2025.
According to Robert Parker - From the very southern end of Napa Valley, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch has concentrated créme de cassis, a hint of melted chocolate and mocha, a dense opaque color and terrific fruit. The structure is slightly softer than some of the more northern Cabernet Sauvignons, but there is still an abundance of tannin present. This is another big, formidably endowed, large-scaled impressive wine from Nickel & Nickel that should age well for 20-25 years.
According to James Suckling - Bright aromas of blackberry and black currant. Full body, fine tannins and savory finish. Long and refined. Drink now.
Tasting Notes - The State Ranch Cabernet has a beautiful garnet color with bright, enticing aromas and flavors. Juicy berry fruits, chocolate, vanilla, dried herb and char blend together in harmony on a soft, velvety texture. The tannins are incredibly supple and long, adding to the warmth and elegance of the wine. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 14.5% ABV.