2012 Adobe Road Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III
First of the blind tasting for Father's Day weekend.
Medium garnet to ruby red. Nose was soft with red and blue fruits, as well as some vanilla, cinnamon, and a touch floral from the bottle. Day two added a bit more oak influence. Wine gained some elegant and feminine characteristics on the nose with some air. Medium and well integrated tannins (5/10) and medium bodied. Palate had light layers of vanilla, red berries, blue fruit undertones, cinnamon and a touch of cola. More cedar with some air. Well balanced and smooth. Medium plus to long finish.
This was our first experience with Adobe Road. Definitely needed the air, from the start this was a little flabby and underwhelming, not what is expected for a huge vintage from a well known vineyard. With time it gained some soft complexities and integrated a bit more. Seems a lot older than a 2012, if you have some we would recommend drinking.
2017 till 2019.
Price Point:$$$ - Purchased from Total Wine & More for $101.75.