2012 Caravan Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon,14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, & 4% Malbec
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 12,200
KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: December 28, 2015
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet from Darioush's second label opens with a fragrant red currant bouquet with a hint of pomegranate. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a pomegranate and red raspberry blend with notes of oak and hints of menthol, red cherry and a splash of cranberry. The finish is dry and moderate tannins build up and last for a very long time. This wine would benefit from some decanting and needs to be paired with a well marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: A fabulous vintage produced a stylish and substantial 2012 Caravan with a firm, structured palate and sleek, polished tannins. Offering saturated flavors of dark cherry and blueberry as well as notes of chocolate and white truffle; this is a round, supple and thoroughly approachable wine ready to be open and enjoyed.
Organic status: not organic
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