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Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

M. √Čtain by Scarecrow

Although the highest-toned, most perfumed aromas of ripe black cherries and raspberries jump immediately from the glass, with a short swirl of the wine one quickly senses the darker cedar, clove and sandalwood notes which create a sense of depth and complexity. Palate-wise, the wine shows a full, broad entry of ripe fruit, spreading to create a sense of fullness throughout the mid-palate. A continuous silky impression of fresh cherry juice from start to finish provides a sense of brightness to this complex wine.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
Rutherford
Vineyard designation:
J.J. Cohn Estate Vineyard
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
95

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Aging:
French oak barrels (18 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Estate:
Yes
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "95 points. The nose is bright and elegant with a deep core of pure black fruits. The palate offers gorgeous fruit purity of blackberry, blueberry and notes of blossoms. Beautifully vibrant to the end. An exceptional vintage for the Tin Man. Drink 2015 2027." (purely domestic wine report)
  • "94 points. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon M. Etain is in essence a second wine, but it sure doesn't taste like one. Its deep purple color is followed by pure black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, dusty, loamy soil notes, extraordinary depth of fruit, ripeness and good acidity. This opulent, round beauty is ideal for drinking over the next decade or more." (Wine Advocate)

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