2012 Grable Vineyards Liquid Twitter Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Grable Vineyards Liquid Twitter Cabernet Sauvignon Liquid Twitter is the tweet made by the tree swallows that nibble on insects and cruise for nest-mates among our vines. The Audubon Society calls the tree swallow’s voice a “cheerful series of liquid twitters”. Aged two years in French oak barrels. Aged three years in bottle for added balance.
Spectacularly intense with aromatics of vibrant cherry, blackberry liqueur, graphite and violets. The palate is opulent and concentrated, exhibiting rich dark stone fruit, black currant, chocolate and forest floor. This incredibly lavish Cabernet is drinking beautifully now.
Peter Michael is one of the finest producers of wine in California. Peter Michael makes 100pt Parker and sits in a zone that right between Napa and Sonoma called Knights Valley. Now right across the street from Peter Michael is the wine I bring to you today. It is a totally undervalued insider Cab that rivals the greats. Have you ever heard of John Kongsgaard, he is one of the greatest Winemakers in California, again makes 100pt Parker, is mentor to great Winemakers like Andy Erickson and Abe Schoener. Kongsgaard has been a huge fan of the vineyard where today’s wine comes from Grables Vineyard and has been instrumental in the making of these wines and how they are made. The vineyard is owned by Michael and Amy Grable who have reached their goal of making highly collectible, cellar worthy Cab. These are insider wines, tiny amount made, have to be on the ground to get access, pretty much all sold direct from Winery. We are lucky to get some to offer. They make four different single vineyard and the wine that I thoroughly enjoyed is the 2012 Grable Vineyards ‘Liquid Twitter’ Cabernet that flipped my lid when I tasted it. 2012 is a great vintage, 96pts by Parker. Tastes like Michael’s Les Pavot at a fraction of the price, actually about 25% of the price. This Cab kills it at any price, pinnacle quality, undervalued winner!