J. Moss Steffensen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
A full bodied, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon with ample layers of black cherry, bright cassis, hints of chocolate, cedar, tobacco, leather and toasted spices which round out this plush, well balanced wine with substantial, yet supple tannins and a remarkably long, complex finish. Stylish, classic collector's Napa Cabernet. Decant 1-10 years, enjoy 20+ years.
Situated in the southeastern corner of Napa Valley in the Vaca range, the vineyards of the Coombsville AVA enjoy a long growing season mitigated by cool, San Pablo Bay fog.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.