2012 / Red


Produced in very limited quantities, EIGHTY ONE is a stunning example of a world-class cabernet sauvignon that balances power and complexity and, like the best California cabernet sauvignon, has an ability to age gracefully. Meticulously handcrafted, this wine, named for the founding year of the winery, rivals even the most exclusive cult cabernets.


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Appearance: Deep, nearly opaque core with a medium ruby purple rim and slow, thick, richly stained tears.
Aroma: Highly aromatic and complex with lush, ripe black fruit of cassis and cherry, and
rich baking-spice barrel elements balanced by more savory cedar, anise, graphite and dried tobacco leaf.
Palate: Full-bodied showing ripe black currant, cherry jam and blackberry with vanilla, cinnamon, and licorice on the entry. Distinctive cabernet herbal and mineral varietal elements of sweet tobacco with cocoa, cedar and graphite emerge as the mid-palate opens, joined by ripe, chewy tannins and a freshness that balances this wine’s rich flavors. The finish is very long, lingering and complex with re-emerging ripe black fruit, sweet spice, cedar and minty camphor notes carried nicely with some weighty tannins. Big, bold, very complex, even in its youth, this wine will unfold beautifully over the years, continually evolving as the elements combine. A statement on its own, the youthful 2012 EIGHTY ONE would show well with a grilled Wagyu beef steak to match the wine’s toasty barrel components. As it continues to evolve and soften over time, it will play well with a wider variety of more complex dishes such as slow wine-braised short ribs, or roasted lamb with rosemary and garlic.

wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    100% Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Maturation

    Aged 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels and an additional 24 months in bottle

  • Alcohol


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