Honig Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc. Plenty of ripe, wild berry and plum aromas and flavors, framed by vanilla, spice, and toasty oak. Lush mid-palate tannins flow into a lengthy finish accented by bright fruit. Drink now through 2024. Barrel aged 18 months in American oak (35% new). Alcohol 14.5%. Not yet reviewed; 2011 vintage rated 93 points by James Suckling: The mineral, blueberry and pine-needle character is cool here. Bark. Full body but reserved and balanced, with fine tannins and a chocolate, berry and blueberry character. Extremely well done for the vintage, with style and panache. I like this better than the 2010 for its reserve and form. Drink or hold.
Very very dry, but well made cabernet sauvignon.
Dry nose of fresh oak staves. Reserved fruit, but aromas of tar and ink. Hints of loamy earth and dried dark berry. On the palate, dark dried berries, anise, spice, cedar and loam. It's dark, brooding and rich. Very dry. Notes of espresso. Huge tannin on the finish. Also a great acid profile, so I think this is well suited for good aging potential. 92 pts. 7/14/12
Three and a half glasses
a rich silky, dark chocolate approach, luscious dark fruit and cocoa, wonderful balance and structure
Mild to medium blackberry perfume nose. Smoke, cocoa, currant, soil, raspberry, and dark fruit on the mid palate. Low key, satisfying finish with active but not overpowering tannins. This really came together after about an hour in the glass. 90-91 point napa cab, and at this price point that's pretty good value.
Very different for my tastes. I wouldn't say that it was bad....just way too sweet in the tannins dept. Not my thing.
Had this with filet mignon for a friends birthday. Excellent!
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Tasting Notes: Plenty of ripe, wild berry and plum aromas and flavors, framed by vanilla, spice, and toasty oak. Lush mid-palate tannins flow into a lengthy finish accented by bright fruit. Drink now through 2024. VINTAGE: Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, a lengthy stretch of warm days, and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar. WINEMAKING: The fruit for this wine comes from both our sustainably farmed vineyard in Rutherford, and from local Napa Valley vineyards. Each vineyard block was harvested and made into an individual lot representing that block. The wines were pressed off the skins from 10 to 20 days after crushing. Blending generally takes place between January and April of the year following harvest. - Winery Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Cabernet Franc 7% Petit Verdot AGING: Aged for 18 months in American oak barrels (35% new barrels)
A rich and full palate with moderate tannins and a long finish. Black cherry and blueberry fruit with hints of exotic spices are perfectly balanced by sweet oak.
Blackberry, plum and cherry notes are framed with hints of exotic spices, and perfectly balanced by sweet oak. The palate is full and rich, with structured tannins and a long finish.
Somehow Honig's well-made, organic Napa wines have managed to stay under the radar, but this Cabernet is certainly worth discovering: it has a deep, ruby-red color and a complex bouquet. On the palate, we got flavors of black cherry, cocoa, spice, and green tea. This is aged for 20 months in American oak barrels, only 30% of which are new. Well-balanced and well-structured.
92 Points - Wine Spectator Marked by herb, dill, cedar, sage and dried currant flavors. Full-bodied and well-structured, both supple and tight at points, showing its subtle tannic strength on the fi
HONIG Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007 Score: 92 | $40 Marked by herb, dill, cedar, sage and dried currant flavors. Full-bodied and well-structured, both supple and tight at points, showing its subtle tannic strength on the finish. Drink now thro... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
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