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2017 12c Cabernet Sauvignon "Rutherford"

12c 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: 12c

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rutherford"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rutherford

State or country: CA

Price: $99

Cases produced: 300

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: January 27, 2020

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard opens with a fragrant blackberry bouquet with hints of mahogany and plum. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, balanced, smooth and a little juicy. The flavor profile is a mulberry and plum blend with notes of fine grained minerality. We also detected hints of blackberry, espresso and black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are extended and stick around for a while. The Panel suggested pairing this Cab with a filet mignon. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: An alluring mix of aromatics consisting of dark dried fruits, acacia flowers, creosote and Belgium chocolate intertwine with a mid-palate that is loaded with layers of pedigree. The beauty of this site is how it captures and marries subtle but exuberant ripeness with the loamy earth of the Rutherford appellation. The finish combines the above notes and extends into an abyss of dark fruit notes accompanied with baking spice's, blueberry cobbler and dusty tannins that envelope the senses. This wine is immediately approachable yet will to gain further complexities for 3-8 years.

Organic status: not organic

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