Grgich Hills Estate Grown Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $53.54-$62.99, 92 points, poured a crushed black currant purple/red with an obligatory wine ring.
Aromas of black currant, toasty java, and soft violet notes were lovely.
Near full-bodied, texturally a bit sharp at this young age, with good acidity and grainy layered tannins managed the overall theme of this Cabernet: black currant, though accents of plum, mulberry, chocolate, and mint added good complexity.
Finished long on the trailing palate, warm spice, hints of eucalyptus, and a balanced 14.7% alcohol.
Varietals were a Bordeaux-styled 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot 3.5% Petit Verdot, and 3.5% Cabernet Franc.
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