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Honig Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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Honig Vineyard and Winery:
In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day from his San Francisco advertising business and making wine from his vineyard in Rutherford. Before he could realize his dream, Louis passed aw... Read more
In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day from his San Francisco advertising business and making wine from his vineyard in Rutherford. Before he could realize his dream, Louis passed away, leaving the estate to his children and grandchildren. In 1981, as a tribute to his legacy, the family rallied together to produce several hundred cases of Louis Honig Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyard's old tractor barn. The wine won a Gold Medal at the Orange County Fair, and thus, the winery was born. In 1984, at the age of 22, Louis' grandson, Michael Honig, took over management of the vineyard and winery. With a lot of hard work and a beat up pickup truck, Honig managed to get their Sauvignon Blanc into most fine restaurants in California. From there, production and distribution grew. In 1987, in addition to the Sauvignon Blanc for which they were already known, they began producing small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon. Family members Regina Weinstein joined them in 1997 and Steven Honig in 2000. Read less

Member Reviews for Honig Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,167
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/23/2012

Very very dry, but well made cabernet sauvignon.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/14/2012

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


Snooth User: echai
97387514
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/03/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/29/2010

a rich silky, dark chocolate approach, luscious dark fruit and cocoa, wonderful balance and structure


Snooth User: JonDerry
6804463,455
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 12/23/2010

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.


Snooth User: Stallion
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/26/2011

Very different for my tastes. I wouldn't say that it was bad....just way too sweet in the tannins dept. Not my thing.


Snooth User: stoller5
59967344
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/06/2011

Had this with filet mignon for a friends birthday. Excellent!


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External Reviews for Honig Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/17/2014

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)


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/15/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/27/2012

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.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2007 05/11/2011

WS: 92 Points RP: 90 Points WE: 87 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2007 02/04/2011

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.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2007 04/12/2011

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


External Review
Vintage: 2007 06/19/2010

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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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.

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