2012 Arns Winery Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 was a mixed year for many wine producers. Some soared and some struggled. Those who did soar rose way above the competition and this 2012 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon from Arns Winery is a fine example of wine made gorgeously and with style. There is a big contrast in color from the 2011. This was is very dark and inky, leaving behind a beautiful stamp on the cork. I decanted this wine for about an hour but couldn't help myself to get lost in the aromas dark fruits, black licorice and damp, loam earthiness. Solid mouthfeel and the aromas carry over to the same flavors, but add in some cocoa powder and hints of sweet berries on the finish for a mouth covering and memorable drinking experience. Arns Winery wines are those that you want to take with you to a dinner party. These are also great wines to share with folks who are not traditionally "wine people", but beware that those folks may think that all wines are this delicious!
Napa Valley, California
Suggested retail price: $90.00
Drink The Bottles score: 94/100