Sunday, November 8, 2015

2012 Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label

*Sample Received*

No need for a special occasion to open a bottle of Cornerstone Cellars wine because every time is special when you open one of their bottles. Wines of elegance, aromatics, terroir and perfect fruit are what you the wine lover will find with each bottle and sip from the folks in Yountville and Oregon. My first trip 5 years ago took me to their tasting room and I have been hooked ever since. A regular sipper/blogger of Craig's juice, I get the distinct pleasure of tasting this labels consistency vintage after vintage with no 2 the same.

Tonight's wine is the 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Black Label. 92% Cabernet, 5.5% Merlot and 2.5% Cabernet Franc the wine spent 18 months in French Bordeaux oak growing up and becoming the handsome youngster it is today. The nose provides beautiful aromatics of red raspberry, blackberry with a hint of blueberry. What I first noticed though was this wonderful toasty spice which came screaming from the glass before the fruit intertwines in harmony.

The mouth is lush with layers of blueberry, plum, blackberry and raspberry. A hint of earthiness with a bold spice gives this wine a sophisticated feel. Allow the wine to open in the glass and you will see this evolution to a softer elegant wine. Oh how I love it's complexity.

Swing by the tasting room in Yountville to discover these beautiful wines for yourself.


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