Original
36 Ratings
Kuleto Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) High-toned notes of red currant or cassis flow immediately from the glass followed by those of nutmeg and cocoa. With a little air, hints of caramel and a delicate smokiness appear. It enters the mouth softly and quickly fills all corners without any heat. Though bone dry, there is an impression of sweetness that comes from grape skins that ripened without severe heat. This wine is immediately gratifying but will definitely open up further by decanting an hour before enjoying.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) Be forewarned – the 2012 “The Point” Cabernet Sauvignon is not for the faint of heart. Many of our wines give a nod to the Old World in flavor and in style, but this wine is unabashedly Californian. For those of you who believe bigger is better, this is definitely the wine for you. It is HUGE in every sense of the word. Huge wild and grapey aromas pumped out by huge alcohol. Huge sweet-spicy and tarry flavors (think fruit-covered asphalt on a hot summer day). Huge melted tannins that go on and on in the mouth. But ‘huge’ does not have to mean out of balance. This is not like the short person pumped up on steroids (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but rather like the Amazonian god or goddess!

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    full body. no false notes but no surprises. very smooth but overpriced.

    over 5 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2008 Vintage) “Bold and rich, this is driven by a heftymix of black fruits and nds a goodbalance with acidity and tannins thatframe it up nicely, ending with a dash ofloamy earth, cedar and road tar. Drinknow through 2025.”