2012 BRAND CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 19 months in 70% new French oak, represents 480 cases of sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon. Fresh-roasted mocha-infused coffee notes interwoven with blackberry, cassis, blueberry and a touch of white flowers emerge from this opaque purple-colored, full-bodied, velvety smooth and luscious wine. Drink it over the next 15 or more years.
2012 BRAND PROPRIETARY BLEND
The 2012 Proprietary Red (which I did not taste last year) is stunning stuff. Production is under 100 cases, and the blend is 40% Cabernet Franc and 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, another brilliant example of just what Cabernet Franc is doing so dramatically to blends. Complex aromatics of roasted coffee, forest floor, spring flowers and red and black fruits are followed by a spicy, meaty rich and very elegant yet dense wine that should drink beautifully for another 12-15 years.