A fantastic Cabernet Sauvigon from a new boutique producer. The new John Anthony Vineyards 2012 Cabernet, a brilliant successor to previous vintages, is on par with the best Napa Cabs but only a few hundred cases were made - try it before the ratings come out and its still available. 95 Points Brix26: "A complex, luxurious nose of ripe dark berry, plum and cassis fruit with complementary scents of clove and nutmeg. On the lushly textured palate, the wine’s fresh, rich raspberry and red currant flavors are enriched by a savory oak undertone that frames the wine’s long, fruitful finish. The vibrant fruit, dramatic structure, linear acidity and fabulously ripe, dense tannins make this a tremendous wine, enjoyable now but more than capable of long-term aging." 92 Points Wine Spectator: "Combines a tight, vibrant, juicy mix of dark berry, herb and olive with a dash of cedary mocha-scented oak and licorice, gliding along on the finish, with supple fine-grained tannins and good length. Drink now through 2024."
Really good wine but almost too fruity early on. After a couple hours it's almost as good as the '07.
Really good wine but almost too fruity early on. After a couple hours it's almost as good as the '07.8.9
Great. Full bodied, complex
Great. Full bodied, complex9.8
Light tannins for a young cab
Light tannins for a young cab8.4