The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard is a bit more direct and focused than the Hershey Vineyard tasted alongside it. Iron, herbs and a host of ferrous notes provide the underpinning for a core of distinctly red-fleshed fruit. Veins of acidity and tannin give the wine its somewhat linear personality for the year.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2032
Robert Parker 97
“Deep garnet colored, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard (containing 7% Petit Verdot) offers up a gorgeous nose of fruitcake, potpourri and dried herbs over a core of crème de cassis, blueberry compote and raspberry tart. Medium to full-bodied, finely structured and with great freshness and approachability, it gives a wonderful core of muscular fruit and a long, mineral-laced finish.”