2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 6-Pack
Packaged in a Custom Wood Case
The 2012 PATEL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect balance of power and elegance and is a true reflection of the focus of fruit for which the 2012 vintage, called “classic” and “perfect” by many, will be known for decades to come ~ 360 cases produced.
Vineyard Sources :
Tourmaline Vineyard ~ Coombsville
McFadden Vineyard ~ Atlas Peak
Hossfeld Vineyard ~ Stags Leap District
Aging: 20 months in new French Oak; 20 months in bottle
92 Points ~ Cellar Selection: Wine Enthusiast, March 2016
For the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, we chose to showcase fruit from Tourmaline Vineyards in Coombsville and the McFadden Vineyard in the Atlas Peak AVA, with a touch of Petit Verdot and Malbec sourced from the Hossfeld Vineyards, tucked high among the craggy peaks of the Stags Leap District.
This pairing of cool-region and mountain fruit offers layers of dark fruit, mouth-watering acid and a long, rich finish. The addition of Merlot complements the mid-palate while softening the wine’s profile; Petit Verdot adds color depth and tannin; and the Cabernet Franc and Malbec provide a lush, elegant mouth-feel, rich layers of dark fruit and powerful aromatics.
Of the vintage, Robert Parker Jr said:
“Grapes, much like people, mature and flourish under ideal conditions, and the 2012 vintage provided that….in 2012 the results tended to produce wines that are far more classic California in style, with exuberant, boisterous, even flamboyant personalities, sweet, well-integrated tannins, intense fruit extract…It is nearly impossible to find a 2012 that is not showing well.”
The PATEL 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon can be enjoyed in its youth with a little decanting, or cellared for enjoyment in years to come.
81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, 6% Merlot, 2.5% Cabernet Franc and 1.5% Petit Verdot
PATEL 2012 has a deep, dark red color with a purplish hue, and a powerhouse aromatic profile of blackberries, blackcurrants and black cherries, enveloped by earthy notes and toasty oak aromas that suggest toasted brioche. It offers a rich entry of ripe black fruit flavors, with black pepper and allspice notes integrated well into the palate. The balanced oak flavors and dense tannins make for a very complex finish that goes on and on. PATEL 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a great reflection of the focus of fruit for which the 2012 vintage will be known for decades to come.