Y Rousseau

Le Roi Soleil Cabernet Sauvignon

8.86 ratings
8.64 pro ratings
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Jonas Mendoza

There's some perception of soil and altitude influence, but too much new oak. Luscious blackberry, mocha, and clove flavors. #volcanicsoilstudy

There's some perception of soil and altitude influence, but too much new oak. Luscious blackberry, mocha, and clove flavors. #volcanicsoilstudy

Jan 13th, 2016
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.2

A lush, shimmering Cabernet Sauvignon, beautifully crafted, with elements in place for good aging: fruit, acid, tannic backbone. This vintage reposed for 18 months in 75 percent new French oak, which polished it to a luster, but its finishing salute of acid and a graphitic mineral grip give the wine interestingness and allure. The fruit is opulent, with ample brambly berries and tender red cherries; yes, it was grown at 1,500 feet, but the 2012 vintage was ripe. Impressive, but far too primary and young. Lay it down for three years, minimum, then see what it has become. Two hundred and twenty-four cases made, 14.5% abv | $80 (sample)

A lush, shimmering Cabernet Sauvignon, beautifully crafted, with elements in place for good aging: fruit, acid, tannic backbone. This vintage reposed for 18 months in 75 percent new French oak, which polished it to a luster, but its finishing salute of acid and a graphitic mineral grip give the wine interestingness and allure. The fruit is opulent, with ample brambly berries and tender red cherries; yes, it was grown at 1,500 feet, but the 2012 vintage was ripe. Impressive, but far too primary and young. Lay it down for three years, minimum, then see what it has become. Two hundred and twenty-four cases made, 14.5% abv | $80 (sample)

Jun 17th, 2015
Douglas Profenius

Really bold, amazing red and black fruit flavors, with a bit of acidity.

Really bold, amazing red and black fruit flavors, with a bit of acidity.

Oct 17th, 2015
Kenneth Korsbæk

Kenneth had this 4 years ago

Kenneth had this 4 years ago

May 18th, 2016
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

8.6

jesus had this 5 years ago

jesus had this 5 years ago

Oct 27th, 2014
Jim Glass

Jim had this 5 years ago

Jim had this 5 years ago

May 9th, 2015