2012 J GREGORY COOMBSVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
When we wrote about J Gregory’s Extol Red Blend in July, the wine sold out in a matter of hours, and nearly simultaneous to the delivery notices came an overabundance of re-order requests and glowing feedback. Anybody that tasted the Extol, knows this winery is the real deal, and here’s a chance to try their 100% Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon from the epic 2012 vintage. With around 5 years inside the bottle, this wine is indescribably stunning right now and it’s perfectly balanced and poised to go another decade. On the palate, the brilliantly detailed and absolutely classic Coombsville cocoa dusted black berries and graphite light up your senses.
Making an entrance from one of Napa Valley’s most prized vintages, this wine was expertly crafted by Winemaker Mark Jessup who was on the original winemaking team at OPUS ONE from 1979 through 1987. The Napa Valley earthquake destroyed around half of the 600 cases that were originally produced. Lucky for us, some of the inventory has been safely tucked away at the winery for all of these years and as soon as we tasted it, we grabbed every bottle available. If you love Cabernet, I highly recommend going BIG on this one… especially at this price, it won’t last long. (★ note: very limited)