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William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wine Review

William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 12

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Price: $44.95

Drink: 2014-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: William Hill

Agent: E&J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Intensely concentrated black fruit and smoke in this terrific Californian red wine with full-bodied weight and a supple texture. Lovely dried herbs and tobacco on the finish of this Napa Valley classic. This Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 21 months in oak barrels. This one will go for a while in your cellar, but why wait? decant 1-2 hours. Pair with filet mignon.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: chicken, braised lamb, roast beef, rosemary pork tenderloin.

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This William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was reviewed on May 14, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

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Reviews and Ratings

Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A wonderful example of why so many, including myself, enjoy the beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon wines that Napa is renowned for. Deep and intriguing ruby red colour, the nose shows beautiful layers of dark fruits, black cherry, roasted peppers, dark chocolate, and vanilla. The palate is rich and creamy with layer upon layer of delicious dark fruit all wrapped-up with a modest amount of sweet vanilla that’s backed by great acidity and super fine tannins. Great cellaring potential and is ready now for immediate enjoyment. Tasted April 2015. 92 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Thoroughly enjoyed this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon from the prestigious Silverado Bench in Napa, California. Intense aromas of dark berries, plum, dark cherry, vanilla, leather and warm spices. The palate is velvet with supple black fruit repeated with additions of cedar, toast, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Acidity is bright and balances all the nuances in this superbly crafted wine. Fine cuts of beef, or fireside sipping. Your choice.
Tasted: March 2015
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Somewhat subtle aromas of blackberry, mint, and smoke. The taste follows and is well supported by some big tannins that will age very nicely, making this wine even better in five years. With its big taste and bright acidity it's perfect for rare steaks right now as well, but decant it for a couple of hours first.
Paul Burt rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A much more complex and integrated cabby than the price point implies ($14US). Loads of blackberry, dark currant and plum, with spice and and mocha leading to a medium tannic finish, add to that a good acidic, juicy aftertaste and you have a cabbie worth everyday drinking. drnk now - Paul
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Inky dark red/purple - cassis, smoke, herb, cedar, beef broth on the nose. Rich, dense, full bodied with ripe plummy fruit, black cherry, currant, graphite and dried herb. Silky texture, fine drying tannins coat the mouth waiting for the finish. This should keep for 10+ years in the cellar. Good value in the context of Napa Cabs. Tasted April 2015
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Smoky dark fruit and eucalyptus play beautifully together with a generous dose of black pepper on the palate. Confident tannins, balanced acidity and a lingering pepper finish make this a great pairing for red meat dishes.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The 2012 vintage William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is produced solely from fruit from the South-Eastern slope of the prestigious Napa Valley Silverado Bench and is 14.8% ABV. This inky deep red is richly opaque in colour density as well as packed with aromatics and flavours. Once unleashed from the bottle, this wine shows supple red fruit and a hint of leather, slight minerality, rich tannins, full-bodied, medium acidity and well balanced. This wine is an ideal companion for dry-rubbed ribs, spaghetti with herbed meatballs, or vegetarian option of sweet and saucy vegaterian lasagna. Persistence of red berries and leather, medium finish. Enjoy window from 2015-2022.
Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Wow, this a great example of what Napa Valley does best, a full-bodied rich Cabernet Sauvignon with layers of complexities and aromas. It is a full-bodied, silky mouth feel with lots of alcohol and tannins. Great food wine.
Astrid Young - Sommelier ISG CAPS rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

it's tried and true, and it rarely disappoints, unless of course you're looking for something that is not a Napa Valley cab sauv in the $40 range. big, bold and bright on the nose with loads of new oak influence; red and black berry fruit with slightly creamy and vanilla bean notes. Sweet fruit mingles with toasty new oak, nice ripe tannins and good balance. like comfort food, very satisfying. best with grilled or roasted meats, dry cheeses, the darkest chocolate, dried fruits and nuts.
Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Blackberry, dark plum, eucalyptus, coffee, cedar-cigar box nose
Gripping tannins, firm acidity, full bodied, all of the above echoed on the palate

Any grilled red meat will do.
This Californian Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 21 months in oak barrels. The grapes grown on the southern slopes of Napa Valley's Silverado Bench. Pair with prime rib. - Community Wine Reviews

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