Cavus Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2012 (Napa Valley, California)

Cavus Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2012
(Napa Valley, California)

Regular price $135.00 Sale price $119.99 Save $15.01


Notes from the Winemaker:

In an effort to bring out the best in the grapes we enlisted Dave Phinney of Orin Swift. He is well known for big, full bodied wines. His wine, The Prisoner has been named to the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 for the last two years.

177 cases produced
Cabernet Sauvignon 94%, Merlot 4%, Cabernet Franc 2%
18 months in a combination of new and used French oak

Ratings & Reviews

96+ Points - California Wine Advisors:
"An absolute titan, the 2012 Cavus displays the rich chocolate and blueberry intrinsic to the Stag’s Leap District in Napa’s finest vintages. The billowy, beautiful bouquet leads to an expansive- silky smooth palate that offers delectable layers of black cherry, cassis, violets, mocha and spice box. This is gorgeous now and will continue to thrill for another decade." (California Wine Advisors or CWA is made up of an all-star team of Napa winemakers, winery owners, and retailers. They do not take any industry advertising and all wines featured by CWA have been sampled and rated by the tasting panel without knowledge of the wine name, label or winemaker.)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
Charming, with understated cedar, mocha, dried berry and dusty oak and licorice notes. Gains depth and nuance, ending with extracted tannins. Drink now through 2022. 200 cases made." – JL (Oct 31, 2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2011 Vintage):
"This pretty 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits red and blackcurrant fruit, loamy soil undertones, and hints of tobacco leaf and underbrush. It is medium-bodied, supple and best drunk over the next 7-8 years." - Robert Parker (Oct 2014)

94 points - Wine Spectator (2010 Vintage):
"A potent expression of Cabernet, dense, rich and layered, with tiers of mocha, dark berry, cedar, black licorice and crushed rock, tightening on the finish. Cellaring is mandatory. Best from 2015 through 2028. 176 cases made." - JL (Mar 31, 2014)