Jacob's Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra, Australia

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Item No. 131757
  • red wine
  • JH92
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2012 Jacob's Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon displays deep crimson red color with purple hues. The wine shows fresh, varietal leafy blackcurrant and plum fruit aromas on the nose, with spicy cinnamon and cedary notes from well-handed French oak. The palate is elegantly structured, with vibrant, intense flavors of cassis, plum and tobacco leaf. these flavors are supported by classy integrated oak with fine supple tannins and balanced acidity, leading to a long, harmonious finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright crimson-purple; the expressive bouquet of blackcurrant fruit and a touch of Coonawarra mint (in the absence of gum trees said to create that mint) leads into a medium- to full-bodied palate; here the fruit is joined by appropriately persistent cabernet tannins, and enough oak to complete the picture."
92 Points

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With over 150 years of making wine in the Barossa Valley, Jacob's Creek's winemaking philosophy is to make high quality wines in a contemporary Australian style, which are fresh, elegant, great tasting and show true varietal character. From its beginnings in 1847, a young Bavarian immigrant named Johann Gramp planted the Barossa Valley's first commercial vineyard on the banks of...

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Learn About Coonawarra

Located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia, Coonawarra is a pretty flat area, except for the vineyards, which are somewhat elevated. That, along with the proximity to the ocean and clouds that like to hang around, Coonawarra never gets too hot. There is a small strip of soil, about nine miles long and two miles wide, called Terra Rossa, or red soil/earth. It is the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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