Smith and Hook Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast, California

$30.00 $19.99
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Item No. 129561
  • red wine
  • TP90
Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine pairs a vibrant purple color with expressive aromas of blackberries and cassis. Richly textured on the palate, this wine's robust tannins provide a frame for black cherry flavors and spicy notes of vanilla and cloves.

Pair with hearty beef or game dishes or a gourmet bacon cheeseburger.

Critical Acclaim

"Smooth and spicy with ripe plum and soft herbs; excellent structure and good complexity; lush and long with balance and style."
90 Points

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KDD - Lutz, FL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/5/2014)
Terrible. Just opened it last night, and I could not drink it. I have previously had the 2009 Smith and Hook Cabernet many times; it's one of my favorites. However, the 2012 is nothing like it. It is way too fruity and sweet for a Cabernet. It tasted like grape juice. Given the price, I expected better.
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Rating:
(7/27/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
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kate cg - Chicago, IL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/5/2014)
Style: Rich & Creamy
Pair with: This was a very good vintage. I listed it as rich and creamy
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Learn About Smith and Hook

The Smith Ranch was a horse ranch for generations, while to the south, the Hooks raised cattle. We discovered these ranches in a search for the ideal place to grow Cabernet Sauvignon. The climate along the western slopes of the Santa Lucias was perfect, and the ranch had a beautiful view of the Salinas Valley. So in 1974, we purchased the two ranches and established the Smith &...

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Learn 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 Facts...

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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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