2012 "Maritus" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
This plump, round wine is already showing it’s potential on release. Effusive aromas of ripe blackberries, plums and a hint of black licorice are delicately wrapped in a subtle layer of toasty vanilla. This young wine boldly, yet elegantly provides great density and richness that has become the hallmark of the 2012 vintage.
With each swirl the air is filled with luscious aromas of ripe plum, blackberries, toasty oak and a touch of floral. The first sip releases layers of black fruit flavors intertwined with smoked spices and a hint of cedar. Round and lush, the core is juicy, with refined tannins. Black cherry and boysenberry flavors linger on the polished finish. With a little patience you will be rewarded with an expressive wine that will grow more complex over time.