2012 Lindstrom Cabernet Sauvignon SLD

Year: 2012
Appellation: Stags Leap District, Napa Valley
Country: USA-California
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 91+
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.3%
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"There's a lot to like here, from the initial drive of earth- and graphite-laced blueberry, cassis and dried berry flavors to the touches of cedary oak and crushed rock minerality. A long version, with gripping tannins. Drink now through 2027. 760 cases made. –JL " (WS)

"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon offers attractive sweet cassis and tobacco leaf aromas intermixed with notions of licorice and loamy soil. Sexy, medium to full-bodied, opulent and pure, it can be drunk now or cellared for another 15-20 years.

Well-respected consultant Celia Welch provides her expertise at this 20-acre hilltop vineyard in Stags Leap. Unfortunately, these are limited production cuvées of around 500 cases each. This wine comes from a 300-350 foot elevation vineyard on rocky, steep hillsides planted with Cabernet Clone 337 and Clone 4." (WA)

"Lindstrom's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District is a powerful, intense wine. Scorched earth, smoke, tobacco, licorice and plums are all laced together nicely in this soft, plush Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark spices, menthol and leather add nuance on the finish. There may be just a little too much new oak for the wine's mid-weight structure, but then again, the 2012 was just bottled." (VM)