2019 Highway 12 Cabernet Sauvignon
93POINTS THE TASTING PANEL
The 2019 release showcases when depth, strength and elegance meet. Blended with 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and about 10% Merlot, the wine was aged in French oak and showcases cedary overtones supported by the round mid-palate body and tingly tannins on the edge of the finish. Entry exhibits soft earthtones on the nose with hints of cherry, blueberry and a vanilla-oak softness. Medium to full-bodied the wine reveals wonderful fruit ripeness supported by richness and a slightly chewy core. Did we get Cab-geeky enough for ya! At the end of the day, this is a perfect anytime sipper and awesome host gift! Versatility, value and the YUM factor.
Its impressive inky black-purple hue and scents of blueberry, graphite, and violets reveals a concentrated red. Dark chocolate-covered violets and blueberry are ravishing. The plush, round richness of this wine is certainly palpable, without any over-the-top notes. At under 14% abv, its power is reined in, but its structure is firmly in place. Tastes like a wine three times the price. 93 POINTS