For a Napa Valley vintage called “classic,” even “perfect,” expectations are naturally high. Our 2012 ACRE Cabernet Sauvignon fulfills those expectations with a super abundance of ripe, rich, even exotic fruit characteristics. The color is a vibrant pomegranate hued, deep garnet. The nose reveals a panoply of aromas, blueberry liquor, dark red fruits, black cherry, with subtle notes of baking spices and cedar. A small percentage of beautifully ripe Malbec and Petite Verdot contribute hints of plum and leather respectively. These abundant fruit characteristics, along with a touch of vanilla, reveal them- selves in the mouth with multiple layers of flavor that coat the mouth and continue to a long finish. The tannins are superfine and silky, carrying the fruit along the palate from entry to finish without ever being obtrusive. Both the Malbec and Petite Verdot further enhance the classical texture.