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The Vineyard House Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012

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CWA98

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $225.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on orders of 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 98 Points
“This show stopper launches forth with sumptuous aromas of black cherry, berries, cedar spice and Valrhona chocolate wafting from the glass. Showing superb concentration and purity of majestic fruit, the 2012 Vineyard House is a classic in the making. The palate is commanding, but deftly balanced and focused, featuring lavish amounts of black currant, plum, baking spice and obsession-inducing hints of toasted caramel plus dark chocolate brownies on the extensive finish. This thoroughbred is built to age gracefully over the next decade so enjoy it tonight after decanting an hour. HIGHLY recommended!” - California Wine Advisors

INSIDER SCOOP: The grapes for this Cabernet are sourced from a secret site nestled between Napa icons Harlan, Bond and Heitz “Marthas” vineyards. Proprietor Jeremy Nickel is even selling some fruit to Harlan (which then sells for more than quadruple the price!) AND from the now legendary 2012 vintage.
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Milk Chocolate

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Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on orders of 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 98 Points
“This show stopper launches forth with sumptuous aromas of black cherry, berries, cedar spice and Valrhona chocolate wafting from the glass. Showing superb concentration and purity of majestic fruit, the 2012 Vineyard House is a classic in the making. The palate is commanding, but deftly balanced and focused, featuring lavish amounts of black currant, plum, baking spice and obsession-inducing hints of toasted caramel plus dark chocolate brownies on the extensive finish. This thoroughbred is built to age gracefully over the next decade so enjoy it tonight after decanting an hour. HIGHLY recommended!” - California Wine Advisors

INSIDER SCOOP: The grapes for this Cabernet are sourced from a secret site nestled between Napa icons Harlan, Bond and Heitz “Marthas” vineyards. Proprietor Jeremy Nickel is even selling some fruit to Harlan (which then sells for more than quadruple the price!) AND from the now legendary 2012 vintage.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Vineyard House

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley