Grgich Hills Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

SKU : G33729

RP 94   JS 93  

Size : 750 ml

Vintage : 2012

Type : Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer : Grgich

Tags: Napa, Red Wine, United States


Description

This wine is made from some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the Napa Valley, planted in 1959 to the Inglenook clone (also known as Niebaum Cabernet Sauvignon #29) on St. George rootstock in Yountville. Closer to San Pablo Bay than warmer Rutherford, this relatively cool region allows the grapes plenty of time to develop unique flavor characteristics. This complex wine with moderate tannins is aged in French oak for 21 months then moved to large oak casks for six additional months. This is a full-bodied and well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with rich flavors of blackberries, black licorice and a hint of allspice with a long, seductive finish. Having the patience to cellar this wine will reward you in the glass years from now. Serve with simply roasted meat dishes or all by itself to fully enjoy the wine’s complex flavors.

Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

94 Points Wine Advocate - One of the iconic names in Napa Valley and also part of the rich history for quality wine, the Grgich Hills Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Old Vine (which is not actually defined age-wise on the back label) has a dense purple color. Beautiful cassis fruit cascades over the palate. Without a hard edge, this wine has an opulence and richness that is very much in keeping with the vintage character. This wine has terrific purity and long length. This is a stunning, rich, very seductive Cabernet Sauvignon that is full-bodied and best drunk over the next 10-15 years, although I’m sure that if well stored it will last a lot longer.

93 Points - James Suckling - A dense and glorious old vine red with tar, dark berry and mineral character. Full body, soft and round tannins and a flavorful finish. Made from organically grown grapes. Drink now.

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This wine is made from some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the Napa Valley, planted in 1959 to the Inglenook clone (also known as Niebaum Cabernet Sauvignon #29) on St. George rootstock in Yountville. Closer to San Pablo Bay than warmer Rutherford, this relatively cool region allows the grapes plenty of time to develop unique flavor characteristics. This complex wine with moderate tannins is aged in French oak for 21 months then moved to large oak casks for six additional months. This is a full-bodied and well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with rich flavors of blackberries, black licorice and a hint of allspice with a long, seductive finish. Having the patience to cellar this wine will reward you in the glass years from now. Serve with simply roasted meat dishes or all by itself to fully enjoy the wine’s complex flavors.

Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

94 Points Wine Advocate - One of the iconic names in Napa Valley and also part of the rich history for quality wine, the Grgich Hills Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Old Vine (which is not actually defined age-wise on the back label) has a dense purple color. Beautiful cassis fruit cascades over the palate. Without a hard edge, this wine has an opulence and richness that is very much in keeping with the vintage character. This wine has terrific purity and long length. This is a stunning, rich, very seductive Cabernet Sauvignon that is full-bodied and best drunk over the next 10-15 years, although I’m sure that if well stored it will last a lot longer.

93 Points - James Suckling - A dense and glorious old vine red with tar, dark berry and mineral character. Full body, soft and round tannins and a flavorful finish. Made from organically grown grapes. Drink now.

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