COLOR: Dark ruby.
NOSE: Wild berries, blackberry, mocha, violets, sage and cigar box .
PALATE: Blackberry, red currant, plum, clove, mint, white pepper, and dark chocolate with a rich mouth-feel, sweet, toasty oak and a long, rich finish.
Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve exhibits classic creme de cassis, graphite and spice box notes as well as terrific purity, plenty of depth and ripeness, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. In the past, this cuvee has been highly successful as well as very ageworthy. The 2012 is another beauty. Juicy and filled with cassis fruit, it is still primary, but promises to keep for two decades or more. (Oct 2014)