2012 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon
Rockpile Ridge Vineyard
There is little doubt that the 2012 vintage is one of the greats of the last quarter century. In fact, I think it may represent some of the best Bordeaux varietals we have ever made from Rockpile. With the rare blend of power and finesse, fruit and complexity, acid and texture -- this wine has it all!
The nose is full of dark fruit, cigar box, earthen spice and sweet oak. Broad and full on the entry, the wine has outstanding weight. Intense flavors of cherry cola and cassis give way to the more subtle nuances of chocolate, espresso and ripe olive. The depth of the 2012 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon is accented by amazing structure, leaving no doubt that this wine will age very gracefully for the next 10-15 years. As you would expect from Rockpile, the wine has great balance, making it a perfect complement to hearty dishes.