2012 Force Majeure "Force Majeure Vineyard" Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)

2012 Force Majeure "Force Majeure Vineyard" Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)

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95 points Wine Advocate

Made by Todd Alexander and coming from the new estate vineyard, the 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is backward and structured, with gorgeous dark fruits, scorched earth, graphite and crushed rock giving way to a full-bodied, concentrated tannic feel on the palate. This is a serious effort that will need a decade of cellaring, yet should have 25+ years of overall longevity. JD (6/2015)

92 points Vinous
Bright, dark ruby. Black cherry, cassis, minerals and licorice on the tight nose, with a faint herbal quality. Sweet flavors of dark berries and spices show lovely plushness and depth. Nicely concentrated but still a bit youthfully clenched and a bit dry on the back end, even if the tannins are fine-grained and suave. Very impressive Cabernet but extremely primary today and in need of patience. This bottling comes from the winery's steep estate vineyard on Red Mountain. (Drink between 2019-2025) ST (11/2015)
91 points Wine Spectator
Ripe and expressive, clad in crisp tannins and generous with precise blueberry and currant flavors. Hints at white pepper and cream as the finish lingers enticingly. Best from 2017 through 2020. 219 cases made. HS (8/2015)