- Educated Guess Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Product #27952 (In Stock)
The best vintage yet for this consistent winner in the "value Napa Cab" category. It doesn't hurt that 95% of the fruit is from prime Rutherford and St. Helena vineyards or that the gutsy Cabernet gets a complexity boost from 6% Merlot and dashes of Cab Franc and Petit Verdot. You'll find loads of black fruit (blackberry, currant, and cherry) framed by notes of spice box, chocolate, and crushed mint. It's soft and supple and mouthfilling and the fruit gushes right on through the spicy chocolate and herb finish. There's a touch of something like Rutherford dust at the end, just enough to stand up to a steak but not so much to interfere with everyday sipping.