2012 Keever Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon
A real stunner, rich and plush, with layers of plum, currant, blackberry, raspberry and subtle mocha notes. The pure fleshiness of the texture is admirable, sustaining the flavors on a long, layered finish that keeps pumping out fruit. Drink now through 2028.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Softer than the 2013, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon offers lots of notes of unsmoked cigar tobacco, blackcurrants, licorice and Christmas fruitcake. Sensual, opulent, fleshy and full-bodied with decent acidity and pure, layered fruit, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years. This small 8-9-acre parcel in Yountville, not far from the well-known veterans home near Dominus, has turned out to beautiful wines, not that surprising given the high quality of both these vintages. (RP)
Dark red cherry, plum, wild flowers, cinnamon and mint lift from the glass in Keever's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2012 is floral, mid-weight and gracious, with a classic sense of structure and lovey overall balance. This open, accessible Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific choice for drinking over the next few years. Winemaker Celia Welch has done a terrific job with these new releases from Keever, where the wines emphasize finesse and delicacy.