2012 Gallica Cabernet Sauvignon OakvilleBlend from United States
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"If you were in Napa Valley in October of 2012 you would have thought winemakers were on holiday despite the long hours; the giddiness and lightness of step were th...
- 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"I love the purity of fruit in this red with dark berry, raspberry and fresh mint character. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, stylish finish. Very impressive for the vintage. Drink or hold. Best ever from here."
95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"A huge, voluptuous wine, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is absolutely gorgeous. In this vintage, the blend includes 10% Cabernet Franc, which seems to add structure and aromatic nuance. The 2012 is going to need time to shed some baby fat, but it is strikingly beautiful, even at this early stage. This voluptuous, racy Cabernet is pure 2012. This is a gorgeous set of wines from Rosemary Cakebread. Sadly, there isn't a whole lot to go around. Cakebread makes essentially two lines; the Suzuri wines take their inspiration from Rhone varieties, while the Cabernet is pure Napa Valley. The Gallica Cabernet Sauvignon is made mostly from vineyards in St. Helena, although in recent years Cakebread has begun to use more fruit from Oakville Ranch, the Cabernet Franc in particular. Stylistically, the Gallica wines are built on fruit and textural polish."
"If you were in Napa Valley in October of 2012 you would have thought winemakers were on holiday despite the long hours; the giddiness and lightness of step were that apparent. We were finally treated to a relatively uneventful and predictable growing season and the results were apparent at the first racking. This charming vintage has the structure of claret combined with succulent Oakville fruit. Cabernet Franc from this rocky site graces the blend with silky tannins, but it’s the floral notes that are so appealing. Aromatically explosive, layers of dark cherry, mandarin peel, savory dried herbs wrapped in the warmth of subtle oak, make this bottling worthy of aging yet approachable today." -Winery
95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
95 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower|