Totally Under-Valued Napa Cab. From The Great 2012 Napa Cab
Vintage, 96pt Parker As A Vintage.
Wine Company is a tiny winery - a collaboration between Chris Corley (winemaker
at his family winery Monticello Vineyards which he runs with his two brothers),
and his wife Jules Melange, who started at Mondavi/Opus fifteen years ago in
vineyard research and went on to work as a viticulturist for Williams Selyem,
Hourglass Vineyards, and many other prestigious vineyards in Napa and Sonoma.
2012 Barrelhead Cabernet Sauvignon is a single vineyard, 100% Cabernet
Sauvignon from the family’s Heinemann Mountain Vineyard, up on Spring Mountain,
in the Napa Valley. The wine is Deep ruby purple hue, beautiful aromas of
crushed dark fruits - cassis and blackberry - are matched by sandalwood and
vanilla oak tones. On the palate is has loads of plush 2012 Cabernet fruit -
ripe, mouth filling and layered, with sweetly concentrated crushed dark fruits,
ripe supple tannins, stony Spring Mountain mineral notes underneath, and
complex mocha and oak nuances that linger into the wine's long finish. Upfront
and forward enough to enjoy right now, this will also drink great for up to a
decade or more.