Brass Tacks Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast, California
Brass Tacks Cabernet Sauvignon has rich layers of currant and cherry fruit, framed by nicely integrated oak.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Let's get down to basics! Well these guys have and have produced a cabernet that is as good as it gets. Not fancy, just what it is supposed to be. The 2012 Brass Tacks Cabernet is pure and beautiful; persistent ripe berries run throughout the wine from start to finish. Smooth as silk, yet nicely bound with sweet tannins. This may be the best cabernet in the market at this price point. "
Brass Tacks Winery
Brass Tacks wines reflects the essence of California wine and the purity of the fruit. The winemaking starts in the vineyard, where the unique characteristics of each varietal and vineyard are cultivated. The result is a wine that isn't over-manipulated, allowing the personality of the fruit to shine through.
Brass Tacks produces wines that capture the unique essence of the varietal as well as the region in which it thrives. The fruit is sourced from regions and vineyards that are among the best suited for the varietal and wines are produced in small lots to ensure quality.
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About Central Coast
The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others.
Notable FactsGrape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country unto itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review33 out of 5 stars
3 ratings, 2 with reviewsVino amour - San Francisco, CA512/10/2015
An excellent value Cabernet Sauvignon from California's Central Coast. A medium to full bodied with plenty of fruit and an elegant finish.Anonymous - Erie, CO16/18/2017Jerry Cassiday - Chadron, NE15/31/2017sulliho - North Chicago, IL37/31/2016112/8/2015
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Basically, I am learning to steer clear of WW rated wines. Our pallets are obviously very different. I'm more aligned with WS. This wine, while an OK wine for the price, does not stand alone well. Needs a few more years to loosen up and eat with something light. Not the Big & Bold category. Far too light.
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