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ABOUT THE 2012 NAPA VALLEY VINTAGE:
2012 Napa Valley Cabernet vintage is quite possibly the GREATEST VINTAGE EVER! Here are ratings on the 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet vintage:

96 points the Wine Advocate
-The 2nd Vintage ever to receive the Wine Advocate's highest Cabernet Vintage score of 96 points

Do not miss out on the spectacular 2012 vintage if you are a Cabernet lover. This 2012 vintage is great both to drink now and to cellar as the quality of the wines across all price points are good to exceptional.

Having renowned major publication agree on the quality of the 2012 vintage and with the wines receiving such high scores, most of these wines have already been sold out.

In addition, with the advancement of winemaking technology and techniques being made throughout California, these wines are definite collectibles that will offer tremendous pleasure for years to come. Plus, the 2012 Napa Valley vintages rival that of the 2007 and 2006 Bordeaux vintages-it would be wonderful to taste these wines in the coming years and see if Bordeaux or Napa will showcase better with some age.

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Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 96] [WS 92] [AG 91]
Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 96] [WS 92] [AG 91]
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96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 1994s might be ready to drink within 10-15 years. It is hard to believe these wines spend 30 months in oak casks before bottling as they are incredibly unevolved and backward when released. Look out for the behemoth 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain. This black/purple-colored wine adds a few more nuances (minerals, licorice, and floral scents) to the lavish display of creme de cassis. Full-bodied, with a blockbuster level of extract and density, this is an outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon for readers with patience, good genes for longevity, or the foresight to purchase it for their children. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2030." - (18th Dec 1997)

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Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1995 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 96] [AG 91]
Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1995 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 96] [AG 91]
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96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is similar in all respects to the Napa Valley, but somewhat heavier in the mouth, with an aggressive tannic bite, and more length. It possesses mineral-tinged blackberry and cassis fruit, massive body, and extraordinary purity and length. It should not be touched for 12-15 years. It will undoubtedly live through the first half of the next century." - (22nd Dec 1998)

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Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 96] [AG 93]
Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 96] [AG 93]
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96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain possesses a black/blue/purple color, and a texture of unctuosity and thickness. Greatness is suggested by a wonderfully sweet mid-section, gorgeous purity, and this humongous wine's overall symmetry. It also possesses sumptuous layers of concentration, remarkably sweet tannin, low acidity, and a 40+ second finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2040." - (31st Dec 1999)

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Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 95] [AG 93]
Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 95] [AG 93]
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95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The enormous 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a super-powerful, fabulously-concentrated, 50-year wine. Aromas and flavors of blackberry/cassis jam, minerals, and subtle oak are found in this extravagantly rich, gargantuan Cabernet Sauvignon that should age effortlessly for half a century. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050." - (22nd Dec 2000)

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Forman Vineyard "Chateau La Grande Roche" Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (St. Helena, Napa Valley, California)
Forman Vineyard "Chateau La Grande Roche" Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (St. Helena, Napa Valley, California)
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90-92 Points - Vinous:
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon will give readers a very good look at Ric Forman's style. Pliant and silky, this impeccably balanced, delicious Cabernet Sauvignon has so much to offer. Sweet cherry, dried herbs, leather and spice add lovely shades of nuance throughout. The 2018 is another inviting wine from Forman's Chateau La Grande Roche second label. " Antonio Galloni - (Jan 2020)

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Moone Tsai "Cor Leonis" Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 96] [WS 93] [ST 93] [RP 92]
Moone Tsai "Cor Leonis" Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 96] [WS 93] [ST 93] [RP 92]
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Rank #36 Top 100 Wines of USA 2011 & 96 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine :
The question concerning this wine isn’t whether or not it’s very good—it is. Instead, it’s about ageability. Made from 100% Cabernet grown in two very different places, Pritchard Hill and Coombsville, it’s dry and refined. Floods the mouth with blackberry, blueberry, cassis, dark chocolate, spice and new oak flavors whose richness is tempered by a firm minerality. Really fabulous in all respects, but so delicious now, it makes you wonder why you should even risk more than six years in the cellar." S.H. (11/1/2011)

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Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Napa Valley, California) - [WS 90]
Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Napa Valley, California) - [WS 90]
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90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Shows off a distinctive dill and mocha edge, leading to a complex core of dark berry, licorice, loamy earth and cedar flavors. Ends with firm tannins and good length. Drink now through 2030. 28,000 cases made." – JL (Sep 2018)
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Yao Ming Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 96]
Yao Ming Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 96]
Retail Price: $155.00
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96 Points - James Suckling:
"A solid cabernet with a depth of spicy, plum and tile aromas and flavors. Full body, firm and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows poise and real structure. Give it two to five years to soften. Try in 2018." - May 3rd, 2016

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Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon "Hillside Select" 2003 (Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California)
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon "Hillside Select" 2003 (Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California)
Retail Price: $575.00
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Joseph Phelps Proprietary Red "Insignia" 2012  [1.5 L MAGNUM] (Napa Valley, California) -  [RP 96-100] [AG 94-96] [ST 92-95] [WS 93]
Joseph Phelps Proprietary Red "Insignia" 2012 [1.5 L MAGNUM] (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 96-100] [JS 97] [AG 94-96] [ST 92-95] [WS 93]
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Rank #96 Top 100 Wine of 2015 - James Suckling

96-100 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"An inky/purple color is accompanied by wonderful aromas of smoky black currant and blackberry fruit interwoven with incense, camphor, charcoal and new oak. The wine is deep, multidimensional, full-bodied, rich and opulent with a voluptuous texture. Even as a barrel sample, this stunning effort is irresistible. This deep, prodigious 2012 should be approachable when released and age effortlessly for 25-30 years. The 2012 Insignia (17,500 cases expected to be produced; 14.5% alcohol) is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot and the rest Malbec and Cabernet Franc. It will be bottled after spending 24 months in new French oak. This looks to be a killer effort, and is probably the greatest Insignia since the 2001 and 2002." (11/2013)

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