Janzen Cloudy's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Janzen Cloudy's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
$129.99

SKU 517

750ml

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The higher elevation, excellent drainage, and slightly cooler temperatures imbue the concentrated blueberry fruit with distinctly mountain characteristics, heightened by herbaceous elements unique to the property exude from the glass. Blue fruit, minerality and tobacco are the dominant features on the palate. The mountain fruit provides a more powerful, gritty style of tannin, giving this wine the structure it needs to stand the test of time.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Janzen
Alcohol/vol 15.1%
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Janzen Cloudy's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, which comes from the Dutch Henry Canyon area near both the Switchback and Hourglass Vineyards and sits at a 400-foot elevation, is certainly another stunner. It's rare to see two Cabernet Sauvignons that eclipse anything from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, but I think Jenzen has done that in 2012. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon, the Cloudy's Vineyard is opaque purple and displays richness and intensity in its notes of lead pencil shavings intermixed with cedar wood, fruitcake, blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. A wine of extraordinary intensity and a long finish, it should drink well for 20-25 years.

Robert Parker, October 29, 2015
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastDark, rich mountain blueberry and blackberry form the core of this classically delicious Napa Valley wine from an estate vineyard. Velvety dark chocolate melts over integrated tannins and a medium-strength body, the finish lengthy, dusty and well-structured. Age through 2020-2022.

Virginie Boone, November 1, 2015
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorPure and juicy, with black cherry, currant and blackberry shaded by dusty earth and cedar-laced oak. Ends with a dry wood and tannic aftertaste. Needs time. Drink now through 2024. 353 cases made.

James Laube, 2015