A powerhouse aromatic profile of blackberries, blackcurrants and black cherries, enveloped by earthy notes and toasty oak aromas that suggest toasted brioche.
It offers a rich entry of ripe black fruit flavors, with black pepper and allspice notes integrated well into the palate. The balanced oak flavors and dense tannins make for a very complex finish that goes on and on. PATEL 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a great reflection of the focus of fruit for which the 2012 vintage will be known for decades to come.
For the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, we chose to showcase fruit from Tourmaline Vineyards in Coombsville and the McFadden Vineyard in the Atlas Peak AVA, with a touch of Petit Verdot and Malbec sourced from the Hossfeld Vineyards, tucked high among the craggy peaks of the Stags Leap District. Vineyard Sources : Tourmaline Vineyard ~ Coombsville McFadden Vineyard ~ Atlas Peak Hossfeld Vineyard ~ Stags Leap District
This pairing of cool-region and mountain fruit offers layers of dark fruit, mouth-watering acid and a long, rich finish. The addition of Merlot complements the mid-palate while softening the wine’s profile; Petit Verdot adds color depth and tannin; and the Cabernet Franc and Malbec provide a lush, elegant mouth-feel, rich layers of dark fruit and powerful aromatics.
20 months in new French Oak; 20 months in bottle
PATEL 2012 has a deep, dark red color with a purplish hue.