Rare new release from one of California's finest Cabernet producers. Limited.96 Points Robert Parker: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain tastes like a first-growth Pauillac. Notes of licorice, crème de cassis, graphite, beef blood and forest floor are all present in this full-bodied, extraordinarily pure, majestic wine that coats the palate, but is neither heavy nor harsh. This magnificent, dramatic Cabernet should continue to drink well for 20-25 years......It will be hard to eclipse the quality of this quartet of 100% Cabernet Sauvignons from the Jackson Family boutique winery of Lokoya, fashioned by their brilliant winemaker, Chris Carpenter. Lokoya’s offerings are consistently among the greatest Cabernet Sauvignons made, and their 2012s represent the pinnacle of what Chris Carpenter has been accomplishing from these vineyards. All four wines are aged in 100% new oak and are bottled with minimal clarification. They are extraordinary expressions of their terroirs. The late Jess Jackson’s firm convictions in mountain vineyards is vindicated by these prodigious wines."
Martin G Rivard
Extremely approachable at a young age. This 2012 paired extremely well with our cheese course.
Extremely approachable at a young age. This 2012 paired extremely well with our cheese course.9.5
cola & black cherries. Such a dense concentration of dark fruit and kirsch liqueur. Way too young, the 2012 needs time.
cola & black cherries. Such a dense concentration of dark fruit and kirsch liqueur. Way too young, the 2012 needs time.9.3
Incredible. Nose of leather and spice. Silky smooth.
Incredible. Nose of leather and spice. Silky smooth.9.4
Medium tannic, hint of sweetness, full
Medium tannic, hint of sweetness, full9.2