Friday, April 17, 2015

Honig Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Honig Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $28.79-$39.99, 93+ points, is a stand-out Cabernet Sauvignon; with its perennially outstanding quality, I think this is the best of the four vintages I've tasted: It has a satiny texture, a lovely bouquet of clove, cedar, chocolate, mulling spices, black currant, and toasty red cherry, flavors which faithfully mirrored the bouquet, but added anise and a kiss of oak which trailed into the very long finish of mint, warm spices, a smoky plum note, and an appropriate 14.5% alcohol.
This is a big red wine, full-bodied with good acidity and layered, substantial, and yet comfortable tannins all wrapped in an inky purple/red package tied with a clear bow.
Varietals were 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cabernet Franc.
Below are the other two vintages that I had previously reviewed. 
Honig Napa Valley 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, $27.19-$35.99, 93 points
Honig Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $28.83-$35.99, 92+ points


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  1. Wow! I have never had a Honig Cab, sounds good.

    1. VG: I'm guessing that the Petit Verdot and Cab-Franc added a measure of textural complexity, aroma, and color.
      CT wasn't as kind, but still a very good 90.3 with 42 reviews!
      For under $30 you won't go wrong with this Cab!

  2. Will have to see what it retails for locally.

    1. VG: If you buy this and don't like it, I'll send you a check for the difference in what you think it's worth :-)