Freemark Abbey Cabernet Bosche 2012
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Rutherford|
The classic 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon BoschÃƒÂ© Vineyard is 90.1% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest 9.9% Merlot, aged 26 months in oak. This is one of the iconic wines of Napa, and one of the great vineyard sources coming from Rutherford on foothill bench soils at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. This is one of the finest examples of this wine I've ever tasted, and there have been many. The wine shows plenty of loamy soil notes intermixed with blackberry, cassis, cedar wood and spice box. It's full-bodied, shows terrific intensity, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel and moderate tannin in the finish. It still needs cellar time - and 5-6 years should bring forth plenty of magic, but this wine will also last 30-40 years.
An elegant style, with dry, dusty, refined tannins meeting dried currant and wild berry notes, getting the good push that comes from extraction. Drink now through 2024. 1,215 cases made.