Red

2015 12c Cabernet Sauvignon G3 Reserve Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford
Drink between 2018 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Yack Man Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 6, 2020 - Dark purple to the rim, with a floral nose. Palate wise, dark cherry, dark berry fruit, slightly tart cassis. More of a full-bodied wine yet the flavors are suppressed/inhibit flavors at this stage, a wine that will benefit from more cellaring. If you decide to drink it soon, give it a long decant. A good wine now but with better days lie ahead for this vintage. The 2016 is more approachable and preferred.

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  • cablover123 Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 22, 2020 - This year is starting to open up and still has upside. Give it a few more years or a 2+ hour decant.

    Crimson red in color with the alcohol still prominent on the edges. Damp forest floor and tobacco on the nose. Dark plums and cherries with a long smooth finish. This was the best 12C I have tried which tells me to age those 15's and 16's five plus years.

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  • Yack Man wrote: 93 points

    February 5, 2019 - My first bottle was more explosive on the palate, higher octane and raw energy. I really enjoyed the power and energy of this wine the first time around. This experience started out a bit on lock down.
    Reddish purple color. On the palate, dark and slightly tart cherry, cassis, soft plum notes and some acidity. A medum/ full-bodied wine that will benefit from more bottle time. Day 2 showed a nice improvement as the acidity tamed and had settled down nicely, not to mention, the wine smoothed out and the components in the wine were a bit more expressive on the palate. This bottle went from 91 to 93.5 Points . This is a pretty good bottle of vino that shows best with some decanting.

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  • HowellMountainCru Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 8, 2018 - A wonderful expression of a modern Napa cab. Drank along side a 2013 Janzen To Kalon an a 2013 Stonestreet Cougar Ridge brought by my buddy Mark1npt. All great wines, for me the 12C was the brightest most fruit driven. It had great depth and balance with a plum and violet palette.

    Just another great wine from Mike Smith in his usual style.

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  • ageverett Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 1, 2018 - Coravin taste with a 2015 Myriad GIII. We preferred the smoothness, power and mouthfeel of the Myriad to popped the cork on it.

    This was more austere, dusty, and reserved.

    Popped the cork a few days later, and presented in a similar fashion. Not super thrilled about it - by no means a bad wine, just not up to expectations. Need to forget about other bottles of this vintage for a while.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California, Napa Valley: Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s, 12/29/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer 12c
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation G3 Reserve
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Rutherford

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  • In Cellars 74 (58%)
  • Consumed 54 (42%)

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