Vellum Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
From grapes grown in Coombsville, this blends in tiny additions of Petit Verdot and Merlot. Earthy in leather and fresh compost, it remains light-bodied and dry, despite a large tannin presence, the finish marked by pencil shavings and herbs.
Tart acids and an angular style give this wine an austere character that is atypical for the 2012 vintage. It reveals some red and black fruits, but overall the wine seems shallow and one-dimensional. Drink it up.