Also from Alexander Valley, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve reveals more chocolate and barbecue smoke intertwined with blackcurrants. There is also slightly more structure and wood/oak characteristics than in the regular 2012 Cabernet. I did not like it any better, but it is meant for longer-term cellaring. Forget it for 1-2 years and drink it over the following 12-15 years.
|Rated By||Robert Parker|