Private Stock Cabernet Sauvignon - 16 Rows
Reflecting the "best of our best" standards for this wine, the 2012 delivers on every count. Intense, yet supple, age-worthy, yet approachable. A classic cabernet in every respect.
Made with fruit from the first sixteen rows of vines planted in front of the Sweeney family’s hilltop home, this bottling represents the oldest and most mature fruit from our Oakville Estate. It is layered with ripe blackberry and boysenberry jam and deep, bittersweet chocolate. It has extraordinary texture and concentration that will stay with you long after you've finished the bottle.
Aroma: Concentrated dark fruits, with a touch of earth.
Palate: Approachable and elegant, with currant and blackberry flavors. Offering great presence, with supple tannins leading into a long, graceful finish.
92 POINTS - 2012 Vintage
"Complete and firm, yet rich and layered, exhibiting tiers of currant, cedar, tobacco and gravelly earth. Gains and holds on the finish, where the flavors linger. Drink now through 2026. 375 cases made."
- Wine Spectator, April 2015'
94 POINTS - 2012 Vintage
"This small-production wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller percents of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Pencil lead, cedar and tobacco leaf greet on entry before soft yet generous layers of tannin swirl on the palate, informed by a depth of blackberry. A mix of savory and fruity, the finish is subtle in white pepper. Cellar through 2022."
- Wine Enthusiast, September 2015
Private Stock Cabernet Savignon is as "special" as "special occasion" can get. Great with steaks, chops, and good friends!