Cakebread Cellars Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

$149.99

Rare Reserve Cabernet from Cakebread's Howell Mountain vineyard!99 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Dancing Bear Ranch, a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot from Howell Mountain, is a superstar of the vintage. Beautiful notes of graphite, mulberries, blueberries and blackberries jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored 2012. Its full-bodied opulence, luscious texture, 45+-second finish, purity, texture and uncanny integration of all the component parts are beautiful to behold. This is a sensational, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon to drink early in life, or cellar for 10-15+ years. The Cakebread Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is true to its mountain provenance boasting intense, complex, high-toned aromas of Bing cherry, brambleberry and spicy dark plum fruit mingled with enticing floral, sage, tobacco, chocolate, earth and mineral scents. Incredibly pure and focused on the palate, its beautifully structured wild cherry, ripe fig, spicy black fruit and dark chocolate flavors reveal a pronounced minerality in the wine’s long, persistent finish. Delicious now with grilled steaks, venison, and hearty stews, this wonderfully rich, complex, chiseled mountain Cabernet Sauvignon will handsomely repay long-term cellaring. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.

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Ratings on Delectable

Jon Hoke

Christmas Eve dinner

Christmas Eve dinner

9.2

Charles Mires

Exceptional. Keeps improving.

Exceptional. Keeps improving.

9.6

Stanislav Lobanov

17/20 (92/100) элегантный аромат вишневого варенья, спелых ягод черники и ежевики, цветов и ванили. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, уже готовыми танинами. Черешневое во вкусе. Вино в начале своей зрелости. #dfwe2018

17/20 (92/100) элегантный аромат вишневого варенья, спелых ягод черники и ежевики, цветов и ванили. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, уже готовыми танинами. Черешневое во вкусе. Вино в начале своей зрелости. #dfwe2018

9.2

Luke Kilcup

Dancing Bear and some Stags Leap tonight....heck of an evening

Dancing Bear and some Stags Leap tonight....heck of an evening

9.6

Jon Hoke

Twins birthday

Twins birthday

9.2

Janet Ross

Decided to go a different direction this evening and open a Cakebread Dancing Bear. The 2012 got 99 pts from RP and is every bit as delicious as he says. Wonderful flavors of mulberries, blueberries, and blackberries jump from the glass. The color is an amazing inky purple. It's drinking perfectly right now. 95% Cabernet and 5% Merlot.

Decided to go a different direction this evening and open a Cakebread Dancing Bear. The 2012 got 99 pts from RP and is every bit as delicious as he says. Wonderful flavors of mulberries, blueberries, and blackberries jump from the glass. The color is an amazing inky purple. It's drinking perfectly right now. 95% Cabernet and 5% Merlot.

10

Jordan Fowler

Currants and dark cherries with a beautiful finish

Currants and dark cherries with a beautiful finish

10

Cody Anderson

Amazing balance, huge red notes of berries and stone fruit. Deep purple with semi water ring and blue hue. I am in love with this wine ALMOST as much as I am with my wife;) and as easy as this is to drink it's difficult to believe that it's 14.8%

Amazing balance, huge red notes of berries and stone fruit. Deep purple with semi water ring and blue hue. I am in love with this wine ALMOST as much as I am with my wife;) and as easy as this is to drink it's difficult to believe that it's 14.8%

9.4

Baleigh Euhus

favorite wine of the day. beautifully round and complex mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

favorite wine of the day. beautifully round and complex mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.6

Gilbert Scheibelhut

Had this in Napa as well. Really good.

Had this in Napa as well. Really good.

9.3

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.