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2012 GRGICH HILLS Yountville Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon

GRGICH HILLS Yountville Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 632372
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Open
  • Status
  • Status
  • Unavailable
  • Country
  • Country
  • United States
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • American Viticultural Areas (AVA)
  • Region
  • Region
  • California
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Napa, Napa Valley
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 92 %
    Petit Verdot 6 %
    Cabernet Franc 2 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • Aging vessel type
  • Aging vessel type
  • French Oak & New Barrels
  • Length of aging
  • Length of aging
  • 23 Months
  • About this winery

    We are committed to producing the world’s finest estate-grown wines, known for their quality, consistency and longevity. We are also stewards of the land; our vineyards are certified organic and Biodynamic® and we have converted to solar power at the winery. In harmony with nature, our wines are truly expressive of their terroir. We own five vineyards in the Napa Valley region, which spread over 366 acres: Calistoga: 34 acres of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petite Syrah;...

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  • Tasting notes

    This is a full-bodied and well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with rich flavors of blackberries, black licorice and a hint of allspice with a long, seductive finish.

  • Viticultural notes

    Napa Valley enjoyed a wonderful growing season from start to finish in 2012. A gentle spring allowed for textbook flowering and fruit set, followed by a long procession of warm, sunny days with no nasty heat spikes. Thanks to the excellent weather, the longer-than-average growing season produced perfectly balanced and ripe grapes.

  • Winemaking notes

    Indigenous yeats were relied on for fermentation and then aged the wine in French oak barrels for 17 months before moving the wine to large oak casks for six months just before bottling to achieve the perfect level of oak.

Press reviews

  • - 94 Points -

    October 2014

    One of the iconic names in Napa Valley and also part of the rich history for quality wine, the Grgich Hills Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Old Vine (which is not actually defined age-wise on the back label) has a dense purple color. Beautiful cassis fruit cascades over the palate. Without a hard edge, this wine has an opulence and richness that is very much in keeping with the vintage character. This wine has terrific purity and long length. This is a stunning, rich, very seductive Cabernet Sauvignon that is full-bodied and best drunk over the next 10-15 years, although I’m sure that if well stored it will last a lot longer.

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  • - 93 Points -

    July 2015

    A dense and glorious old vine red with tar, dark berry and mineral character. Full body, soft and round tannins and a flavorful finish. Made from organically grown grapes.

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  • - 92 Points -

    June 2017

    From vines planted in 1959 on old rootstock, this is an intensely concentrated wine, dense and meaty, with flavors of bouillon, cedar, leather and clove. Lengthy and complex, it offers structure and balance within ripe black fruit seasoned by peppercorn.

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