Vintage 2012
Wine Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Laurie Hook

Chabot Vineyard lies east of the Silverado Trail, just north of the road that leads up Howell Mountain to Bancroft Ranch and Steinhauer Ranch.  The chunks of shiny obsidian heavily strewn through its soil reflect the locale, known as “Glass Mountain.”  An underlying layer of pumice and bedrock ensures excellent drainage.  The inky, highly structured, deeply flavored Cabernet from this vineyard was the first that Beringer Vineyards elected to bottle as a Private Reserve, in 1977, and we have continued to bottle a small amount each year since as a single-vineyard Cabernet. Chabot Cabernet has finely knit tannins, and layers of black currant with hints of mint and cedar. The 2012 Chabot was harvested between October 12th and 20th  and was aged for 18 months in 90% new French oak barrels. 100% Chabot Cabernet, 491 cases produced.  

Wine Spectator 93 Points

"Distinctive for the loamy earth, cedary oak and lead pencil frame around rich dark berry and licorice notes that are sharply focused, deep and persistent, with tannins that echo the core flavor themes, providing grip and traction. Drink now through 2030. 491 cases made." - James Laube, Wine Spectator