2012 Michel Rolland Cabernet Sauvignon

Year: 2012
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA-California
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 95
James Suckling: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.9%
Price :
$119.95

DO YOU KNOW WHO THIS IS? MICHEL IS LIKE A "WINE GOD" !! WE TASTED AND BOUGHT OUR ENTIRE ALLOCATION, YOU SHOULD OWN A THREE PACK AS WELL!

"This captures ripe, rich, firm blackberry, graphite and mineral notes, with a wall of extracted tannins on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2018 through 2028. 225 cases made. –JL " (WS)

"This well-known wine consultant produces 250 cases of his 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon at the Alpha Omega winery. It is fashioned from a blend of many different vineyards, including Stagecoach on Atlas Peak, the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane and Beckstoffer To Kalon vineyards. Rolland delivers the goods in this 2012, which rivals his brilliant 2010. A dense purple color is accompanied by notes of charcoal, subtle barbecue smoke, creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice and vanillin. Full-bodied with low acidity, a fleshy, succulent, pure, well-endowed style, and a 40+-second finish, this rich, seriously endowed beauty is never over-the-top or out of balance. It is a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon such as Rolland has been making for over 35 years. Drink it over the next 15-20 years." (WA)

"Lots of black currant, blueberry and mineral character here. Full body, polished, chewy tannins and a long and flavorful finish. From the well-known international consulting enologist from Bordeaux. Shows reserve from the vintage. Better in 2017." (JS)

Winery Notes:
World renown as one of the most sought after consultants in the business Michel Rolland has worked with some of the most prolific vineyards and winery principals of our time. Michel has traveled the globe offering his expertise in production for hundreds of wineries in 13 different countries. He is also the owner of several properties in Bordeaux and is involved in joint ventures in South Africa, Spain and Argentina.

Michel has had a love affair with the Napa Valley for decades and has made wine with the likes of Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Sloan, Dalla Valle, Quintessa and the list goes on. MR is Michel’s first brand from Napa and he asked Jean Hoefliger to be his winemaker. They work together on the final blend.

Production:
225 cases

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Vineyards:
Stagecoach, ToKalon, Dr Crane, Missouri Hopper

Fermentation:
100% barrel fermented, native yeast, unfined, unfiltered

Aging:
22 months French Oak 80% new