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2016 12c Cabernet Sauvignon "Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III"

12c 2016 Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: 12c

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rutherford

State or country: CA

Price: $99

Cases produced: 175

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: March 13, 2019

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from 12C was a star in our recent blind tasting. It opens with a black currant and oak bouquet with hints of black cherry, graphite and leather. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well-balanced, smooth, and savory. The flavor profile is a mineral infused black currant and blackberry blend with notes of black cherry and refined minerality. We also detected hints of black tea and dark chocolate mixed in. This Cab has a great finish and its dry and dusty tannins drift away for what seems like forever. The Panel suggested pairing this terrific Cab with a New York strip steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Deep and brilliant violet in the glass coupled with amazing clarity, this wine is a showstopper at first sight. Aromas of huckleberry, slate, currants and distinct Rutherford loam notes flow across the palate ending in a rush of smooth and polished tannins. The mid-palate and into the finish this wine gains momentum and precision; loaded with perfectly ripened fruit and powerful yet refined tannins that frame a 30 second finish. Drink this wine in its youth with a short decant or let integrate for 2-5 years and be rewarded with a perfectly aged beauty. One of the most complex and layered versions of Beckstoffer Georges III vineyard I have ever made.

Organic status: not organic

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