Is 2012 a good year for California Cabernet Sauvignon?
‘2012 was an outstanding vintage,’ says Chris Carpenter, winemaker for Jackson Family Wines’ high-end Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons, bottled under the Cardinale, Lokoya, La Jota and Mount Brave labels.
Is 2012 a good year for wine?
2012 was truly a phenomenal growing season for wine grapes, especially during the critical months of April, May and June when the annual grapevine lifecycle begins. Spring temperatures were cool but not too cold with minimal rain and no frost during bud break, and bud break helps determine the quantity of the vintage.
What are the best years for Cabernet?
2001, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2009 are considered the best vintages, producing stunning, complex red wines. But, 2006 should not be overlooked, as it created cabernets that are concentrated and age-worthy.
Is 2012 Cabernet still good?
Cabernet Sauvignon was the absolute star crop. Many local winemakers believe this was their best vintage ever. 2012 Cabernets from Napa are very dark and complex, and they are expected to age fabulously. The vintage has been compared to some of the top vintages on record.
Is 2012 a good vintage?
The 2012 vintage was hit-and-miss globally, with few regions delivering truly great wines but many good wines were still produced. For France, most regions enjoyed a good year with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Beaujolais all producing solid offerings – although for Sauternes the year was catastrophically bad.
Is 2016 California a good year for cabernet?
The 2016 vintage is unquestionably one of the finest for California Cabernet Sauvignon in the past two decades, writes Matthew Luczy. A relatively calm growing season gave wines that exude power, nuance and precision. Ripening and harvest occurred in waves, leaving producers the luxury of leeway with picking decisions.
What are good years for Napa cabs?
Critics and consumers alike have agreed that 2013 is one of the best vintages of Napa Cabernet in history. Click here to browse our inventory of California Cabernet from the 2013 Vintage! After two years of cooler weather in California, the 2012 vintage brought excellent growing conditions.
Do red wines get better with age?
A wine’s natural traits of acidity and tannin create a sort of runway that allows it to evolve (and even improve) over time. This is why some varietal wines taste better when they’re a bit older than others, and vice versa.
Was 2012 a good Bordeaux year?
Even better, 2012 will prove an outstanding year for Bordeaux’s dry white wines, and a year for useful, food-friendly sweet wines from Sauternes and Barsac (the latter being generally the superior of the two areas).