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2012 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon "Dancing Bear Ranch"

Cakebread 2012 Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dancing Bear Ranch"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon & 5% Merlot

Region: Howell Mountain

State or country: CA

Price: $150

Cases produced: 2,500

KWG Score: 93.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: December 20, 2015

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Cakebread opens with an earthy and musty barnyard bouquet with hints of black cherry, eucalyptus, and leather. On the palate, it is medium bodied, balanced, approachable, but not overly complex. The flavor profile is a black currant and oak blend with notes of minerality and a touch of blackberry. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty tannins are sticky. The panel suggested pairing this Cab with steak au poivre. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Characteristically dense, perfumed aromas of bright black cherry, blueberry and blackberry fruit, mixed with floral and forest-floor scents, introduce amazingly bright, vibrant and concentrated red and black cherry, plum, spice and dark chocolate flavors framed by round, ripe tannins. Beautifully balanced and structured for long-term aging, this intense, complex mountain Cabernet is just beginning to unfold its many splendors and will age beautifully in bottle for at least a decade.

Organic status: not organic

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