2012 Kelleher

2012 Kelleher "Brix Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum

The 2012 Napa Valley growing season was one marked by very cool temperatures which led to our latest harvest to date here at Kelleher Family Vineyard.  We picked on October 21st, 2012 in the early morning hours, finishing just before the skies opened up and brought inches of rain.  We have found that this vintage has provided us with a flavor profile that developed at a lower Brix which has enabled us to make a truly elegant wine with softer tannin structure.

No more than 3 per customer.

We also have the very limited Double Magnum (3 L), also know as a Double Magnum.

92 points - Robert Parker / 90 pts - Wine Enthusiast


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Our 2012 Kelleher “Brix Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon is the most approachable vintage we have offered in release. Aromas of crushed violets and crème de cassis mingle with roasted espresso and shaved dark chocolate. The palate adds sweet Bing cherry fruit with complex layers of cola, star anise, clove and porcini powder. The richly textured, creamy mouth feel leads to soft, ripe tannins on the long finish. Drink now or let age for many years to come.

Wine Specifications

Vintage 2012
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Oakville
Harvest Date Oct. 21st, 2012
Aging 24 month 50% new French Oak and 50% once used French Oak
Bottling Date Dec. 14th, 2014
Tannin Firm
Alcohol % 15.2
Wine Enthusiast 90
Robert Parker 92

Wine Profile

Ratings 92 Points-Robert Parker "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals ripe blackberry and blackcurrant fruit with graphite, licorice, forest floor and new saddle leather, with toasty vanilla lurking in the background. It is full-bodied, fleshy and dramatic as it is a faithful reflection of this ostentatious and impressive vintage. Drink it over the next 12-15+ years."
Food Pairing Notes Our Cabernet Sauvignon will pair beautifully with lamb, rib-eye, filet, blue cheese.

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