2012 memento mori, cabernet sauvignon, napa valley
Why We're Buying
Cabernet sauvignon is the defining wine of Napa Valley. Memento Mori is one of the reasons why. The full-bodied white wine delivers a bouquet of fruit flavors and unwavering intensity. Wine critic Robert Parker described the 2013 vintage as “the wine (is) irresistible already. Drink it over the next 30 years.” Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon ranks in the 80th percentile for most expensive Napa Valley reds.
A tremendous effort, exhibiting a smoky, charred brownie edge to the dark berry, espresso, loamy earth and dried herb flavors. Intense and focused, maintaining a core of mocha, berry and licorice while revealing a more supple, graceful presence amid the chewy tannins
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Not surprisingly, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is deeper, richer and more opaque purple-colored than the 2011, displaying lots of blueberry, crème de cassis, licorice, camphor, barbecue smoke and a touch of wood. Full-bodied and ostentatious with great density, purity and palate presence, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years