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RS NV Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle 2012 later PPRouteStock creates wines from classic grape varieties grown along well-known routes in the world’s most respected wine regions. Tried, trusted and true to their routes, these wines are handcrafted by our winemakers to be approachable and a reliable favorite.

Route 29

Route 29 travels through the heart of Napa Valley, which is arguably a perfect home for Cabernet Sauvignon. On a drive down Route 29, you will pass many of the vineyards that supplied perfectly ripe grapes for this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vintage Report

"Classic" and "perfect" are just two accolades being bestowed upon the 2012 Napa Valley growing season and harvest. Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring budbreak, steady flowering, even fruit-set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until Napa Valley's treasured wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar. – Napa Valley Vintners Napa Valley Harvest Report 2012

Tasting Notes

RouteStock 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon has complex aromas of black plum, blackberry and roasted coffee, entwined with delicately roasted spices. The palate is rich and layered with ripe black fruit flavors and seamlessly integrated toasted-oak notes. – Wayne Donaldson, Winemaker

Technical Information

Varietal Composition: 82% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon including Napa Valley, Rutherford, and Oak Knoll appellations), 18% Napa Valley Merlot
Production: 7,328 cases (12/750ml)
Alcohol: 14.5%
TA: 6.1g/L
pH: 3.72

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Wines Under $20
New York Times
"...this is a very good, straightforward Napa cabernet sauvignon, well shaped and lightly tannic, with flavors of dark fruits, earth and herbs that are unexaggerated. How often can you find that for $20? Bring on the burgers and lamb chops."
Eric Asimov, October 6, 2016

92 points, Editors' Choice
Wine Enthusiast
“With small additions of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this wine opens in green olive and celery, with a tease of mint, before unleashing a mouthfilling core of black cherry and cassis. Lively acidity presides over all, giving a powerful backbone to a sophisticated wine.”
Virginie Boone, June 2016

Silver Medal
Sunset International Wine Competition
June 2016

Gold Medal, 95 points
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
April 20, 2016

Critics Gold, 92 points
March 22, 2016

Silver Medal
Texsom International Wine Competition
March 2016

Silver Medal
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
January 8, 2016

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Gold Medal
Texsom International Wine Awards
March 25, 2015

89 points
Wine Enthusiast
“Made by former Chandon and Louis Martini winemaker Wayne Donaldson, this well-constructed Cab offers herbal blackberry and dark raspberry fruit around a core of soft tannins. It has a touch of grip to the finish, which is accented in richly roasted coffee…”
Virginie Boone, February 2015

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