Ferrari-Carano Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Wine AdvocateAlso from Alexander Valley, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve reveals more chocolate and barbecue smoke intertwined with blackcurrants. There is also slightly more structure and wood/oak characteristics than in the regular 2012 Cabernet. I did not like it any better, but it is meant for longer-term cellaring. Forget it for 1-2 years and drink it over the following 12-15 years.
Wine SpectatorTightly structured, with a snappy core of tannins framing the dark berry, sage and savory herb flavors. This lacks generosity now, but the finish is long and focused, so cellar for the short term. Drink now through 2026. 3,938 cases made.