2012 Oakville Cross Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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JJ Buckley, February 2018
Dark, almost black at the core with a light ruby rim. A distinctly Oakville nose featuring aromas of Santa Rosa plum and blackberry mixed with notes of bittersweet chocolate, mint and a touch of baking spice. On the... Dark, almost black at the core with a light ruby rim. A distinctly Oakville nose featuring aromas of Santa Rosa plum and blackberry mixed with notes of bittersweet chocolate, mint and a touch of baking spice. On the palate, the tannins are nicely integrated at this stage, the wine presenting a soft and generous texture, with the dark fruit nicely offset by just enough acidity to keep the wine focused through a long and lingering finish. This will offer lots of near-term enjoyment for those looking for an elegant, balanced style of Napa Cabernet, and should continue to impress for another 5-10 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Label

Oakville Cross Cabernet Sauvignon is the winery’s signature wine, aged two years before bottling. The wine is ripe, bursting with vibrant aromas of blackberry, currant, plum or cherry flavors depending on the vintage, and has nuances of vanilla and anise. It has a long, soft finish and is ready to drink but will age gracefully 10+ years.

Winery

Oakville Cross

Jack and Ruthie Rydman moved to Oakville in 1973 with their three sons, Jeffrey, Michael, and Christopher. In 1999 they planted two acres of their property on Oakville Cross Road with 2100 Cabernet Sauvignon vines.

The Oakville AVA produces many of the most prized Cabernets in the Napa Valley. As expected, their vines produced exceptional fruit which they sold to nearby wineries. In 2005, because the fruit was of such high quality, they decided to go into the wine business themselves with the help of their sons. They chose the name "Oakville Cross" designating the location of their vineyard. Their premiere release has been met with rave reviews making their decision to make the leap from grower to vintner all the more sweet.