2012 Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L
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.
The PATEL 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon can be enjoyed in its youth with a little decanting, or cellared for enjoyment in years to come.
92 points ~ Cellar Selection: Wine Enthusiast
“Lush and juicy, this has a grippy firmness of structure and the accompanying suggestion of years to go. Cassis and cedar lead over notes of black cherry and berry, with the support of a full, concentrated body. Drink now through 2022.”