The Counselor Wines River Pass Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


SKU 02324


This single vineyard Alexander Valley Cabernet is sourced from the River Pass Vineyard is located just north of Healdsburg in Sonoma County. Nick Goldschmidt has been working this site for 15 years. The 7 acre site receives gentle morning sun which permits longer hang-times and greater flavor development resulting in the ultimate balance of richness, depth and elegance.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Alexander Valley
Brand The Counselor Wines
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
  • tp94

The Tasting PanelNick Goldschmidt started working with this seven-acre vineyard site 15 years ago. He ferments three blocks of hillside and benchland fruit separately and then blends to make this 100% Cab. Supple and luxe, you can tell the sunshine was generous for this vintage. A blackberry syrup is creamy and splashes on the tongue. Sage, lavender, black cherry, currant and nutmeg are among its attributes. The finish shows a coffee-bittersweet chocolate for a toasty quality that's balanced and delicious. Score: 94.