A row of barrels in the Relic cave.

2012 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

The first of our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignons is here! This long-awaited Bordeaux varietal vintage is hyped, and not without cause. This wine shows why. It has immediate gratification, yet age-worthiness. It is a blend of Corona Vineyard in the Oakville hills to the West and a certain auspicious vineyard in Yountville that cannot be named. Small amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc round out the package to deliver great Cabernet flavors and complexity that defy the price. Raspberry, black cherry, sage, jasmine, hazelnut butter and floral notes lead to a full-bodied, smooth, unctuous palate framed by lush tannins.

  • 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
  • Deep, lush flavors
  • Aged in 100% new French Oak
  • From Oakville and Yountville sources
  • 153 cases from just over 6 barrels

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