2012 Arkenstone Estate Coliseum Block Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate: Arkenstone Estate
Region: Napa Valley, North Coast, California, United States of America
Vineyard: Coliseum Block from Hossfeld Vineyard

Tasting Note:January 28, 2018

Deep purplish ruby red. Rich nose with dark cocoa, blueberries, pencil shavings, gravel, and perfume. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Approachable for being Mountain fruit and so young. Layered palate with some dark mountain berries, dusty notes, dark cocoa, and a little powdery mouthfeel. Lovely long and integrated finish.

Made up of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a single block (Coliseum Block) on the Hossfeld Vineyard in Napa Valley. Aged for 30 months in French oak barrels and then for an additional year in bottle before release.

Drink Dates:

2018 till 2030.


94+ points.

Price Point:

$$$$ - Received as a gift. Retail price is $525.00 a three pack, so around $175.00 a bottle.