The Vineyardist 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Lazy Susan Ranch is a true testament to the artistry of winemaking. On the palate, this wine exhibits a seamless integration of flavors, showcasing a perfect harmony between power and finesse. The nose is greeted with an enchanting bouquet that entices the senses with its expressive aromas. Layers of dark fruits, such as blackberries and black cherries, intermingle with nuances of tobacco, cedar, and hints of earthiness. The velvety texture caresses the palate, unveiling a tapestry of flavors that include ripe plum, cassis, and dark chocolate, all framed by well-integrated tannins. The finish is long and memorable, leaving a lasting impression with its lingering notes of black fruit and a touch of spice. In the glass, the wine displays a deep, rich color that captivates the eye. The Vineyardist 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Lazy Susan Ranch is a true gem, showcasing the exceptional quality of this vineyard and the craftsmanship of its winemakers. It is a wine that embodies elegance and complexity, destined to be savored and celebrated for years to come.
Robert Parker - 91 Points
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Lazy Susan Ranch is really a second-label selection of much younger vines from the estate, and this in itself is an outstanding wine. It achieved 14.8% alcohol, was aged in 100% new French oak for 21 months and 225 cases were produced. Deep purple with plenty of blackcurrant fruit, licorice, loamy soil scents and wet gravelly minerality, the wine is dense, opulent and typically 2012 with its lushness and pure, plush fruit. Drink it over the next 10 or 12 years."
Antonio Galloni - 92 Points
"An addition to the range, the 2012 Lazy Susan Ranch, the Vineyardist's new second wine, shows just how magical this site is. Iron, savory herbs and dark red plums all flesh out in a distinctive, mountain Cabernet Sauvignon endowed with a real sense of place. Graphite, raspberry jam, spices, new leather and dried flowers are all laced into the expressive finish. The 2012 was aged in 100% new oak and expresses all of the signatures of this site, but with less overall intensity than the flagship Vineyardist."