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2012 CrossBarn Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Winery: CrossBarn

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 12, 2015

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Napa Cabernet Sauvignon was very popular with those who tried it. It opens with a fragrant black cherry and black currant bouquet with hints of blueberry and oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, smooth and rather fruit forward. The flavor profile is a ripe black raspberry and black current blend with nicely integrated minerality. I also detected some subtle oak and hints of black cherry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and ripe fruit, stick around for quite some time. This Cab would pair well with a dry aged ribeye steak serve with Emeril's potatoes and red beets. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Saturated crimson Aroma: Black raspberry, boysenberry, violets, caramelized tobacco leaf, spicebox, pencil shavings Flavor: Concentrated, juicy red fruits, damp earth, cedar, baking spices Texture: Round and focused with sweet, fine-grained tannins and a long, slate-like finish

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell CrossBarn 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

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