"Les Ivrettes Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a very tasty Napa Cabernet.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black plums, cherries, wood, cloves, vanilla, spices, espresso, vegetables, coffee, light alcohol, cola, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices and graphite. Great complexity on the nose.

Full bodied and elegant with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black plums, blueberries, currants, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, light vegetables, herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, dark chocolates, coke, leather and tobacco.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy red cherries.

This is a great Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Still young and needs another few years in the bottle to mature properly. Already delicious, though.

Showing great complexity on the nose, with a great mouthfeel. Spicy and tangy as it opens up.

This 8 year old from the great 2012 vintage, is drinking very nicely now.
I would love to revisit this in 3 to 5 years.

This Single Vineyard needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show some tannins.

Thank you Barry for sharing.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, crackers and cheeses.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 2 months ago

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