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Cabernet Sauvignon, Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard 2012

Elyse Winery

Mature Cabernet Sauvignon vines struggle in shallow soil in the Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard to produce a wine that is brilliantly crimson in color and boldly aromatic. A spice box of cocoa, mint, and cracked pepper mix with yeast, game, and mulberries on the nose while blackberries, currants, and cassis fill the palate. Sweet oak flavors subtly weave their way through the well-integrated tannins before culminating in a long, beautiful finish that persists with a little grip. The 2012 vintage is a great accompaniment to Boer goat, beef tenderloin, and lamb shank. This wine really shows off when decanted now, but will reward you with cellaring for another 10 – 12 years.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
Yountville
Vineyard designation:
Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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Aging:
50% new French & American oak (18 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
14.6
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
889

Reviews

  • "92 points. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard emerges from the southern Napa Valley from a site in Yountville that has been farmed continuously since 1878. Delicious blueberry and crème de cassis notes jump from the glass along with some background oak. This dark ruby/purple-colored wine is full-bodied, ripe, long and impressively endowed. There is some elegance as well, but the wine is big-boned and very flavorful. Drink it over the next 15 or so years." (Wine Advocate)
  • "91 points. A strong pinch of menthol is at the aromatic heart of this wine, a Cab-driven blend with 15% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Soft, it exudes blackberry and currant, with additional sub-layers of cardamom and chocolate, a finely made wine that's drinking well now." (Wine Enthusiast)

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