GB Crane Cabernet Napa 2012

GB Crane Cabernet Napa 2012

This inaugural release is a tour de force that’s not for the weak of heart but awe-inspiring for all serious Napa Cabernet devotees. It commands attention with luscious aromas of black cherry, chocolate, and holiday baking spice seamlessly integrated with a plethora of seductive flavors (including waves of blueberries, cassis, pipe tobacco, and vanilla cream) combine for a virtually flawless joy ride. Built like a skyscraper, this distinguished Cabernet blend crescendos with a finish lasting almost 60 seconds. The weighty texture is already smooth as cashmere but will continue to evolve graciously for years to come but why wait when you can pop the cork and savor ever drop now (decanting recommended prior to 2017). Worthy of a 98 point rating now and flirting with 99+ points (maybe perfection?) over the next decade.

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