2012 J. Davies "Jamie" Cabernet (1 x 750 ml)

The Davies family, proprietors of Schramsberg and Davies Vineyards in Napa Valley, presents its inaugural vintage of J. Davies “Jamie”, an estate Cabernet Sauvignon crafted from the top 12 barrels made from select vineyard blocks located in the historic Diamond Mountain vineyards that date back to 1862. Bearing her signature, this wine is named in honor of Schramsberg’s matriarch, the late Jamie Davies. Along with her husband Jack, she revived the Schramsberg property in 1965 and established the preeminent American sparkling wine house, Schramsberg, as it is today. This wine represents the family’s ongoing stewardship of this Diamond Mountain property and a passion to craft extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Son Hugh, wife Monique and a second generation of the Davies family is proud to release the J. Davies “Jamie” Cabernet Sauvignon, representing the pinnacle of an endeavor that spans over 50 years.

Tasting notes

The 2012 Jamie holds dark perfumed aromas of blueberry jam combined with cocoa, vanilla cream, and tobacco. The palate is bold, complex and fruitful. Flavors of loganberry and blackberry mingle with dark chocolate, and are seamlessly brought together with fine grain tannins that sustain a long and youthful finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson, Hugh Davies & Celia Welch

Reviews

97 Points
...the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Jamie might be their Château Latour if the Diamond Mountain (J. Davies Estate) cuvée is their Margaux. This is stunning. Floral notes mixed with crème de cassis and minerals dominate this full-bodied, beautifully etched wine with supple, silky tannins and layered, rich fruit that build incrementally to a full-bodied opulent, but stunningly pure and complex wine. This is brilliant stuff...- Wine Advocate (October 2014)
95 Points
Rich oak jumps to the fore and makes a play for dominance in the nose here, but deep and defined, very pure, curranty fruit quickly closes the gap and then effortlessly takes the lead. On the palate, the wine teases with an early suggestion of succulence before firming up and showing fine structure and strength, and, if youthfully gruff and slightly tight on the back end, it exhibits outstanding continuity and fruity length. Even if young, it shows a sense of refinement that is likely to encourage early drinking, yet it has plenty of potential for very positive long-term growth and merits a place in the cellar.- Connoisseurs' Guide To California Wine (April 2016)
95 Points
Exquisitely feminine, like an hourglass, this rare mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon is supple, rich, layered and expressive with notes of cherry, cassis, plum, sandalwood and exotic spice.- The Planet Grape (May 10, 2016)

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