The latest vintage of Janzen Napa Valley Cabernet unites the unique mountain character of their estate fruit with the finesse offered by Cabernet from Rutherford and Oakville. 2012 was an excellent vintage for Cabernet in Napa. Long hang-times and intense ripeness offer approachability in younger wines. The depth of tannin and acidity will also allow this wine to age wonderfully. This approachable Cab is from both estate and sourced fruit, all Cabernet Sauvignon. It opens with a waft of tropical coconut before delving classically into smooth black cherry, cranberry and licorice, the tannins still monstrous and the oak packing a punch.
Tasting Notes: “Voluptuous, heady aromas captivate your senses with brambleberries, vanilla, espresso, Bakers chocolate and subtle oak. Rich and endowed flavors of ripe blackberry, mocha, espresso and currants unfold in copious layers across the palate. The silky, fine tannins carry the wine through the long and spectacular finish…“