NV12 Cain Cuvée


Dried cherries and raspberries—not cooked, not “jammy”—meld with hints of wild herbs from fields and forest, reminiscent of thyme, tarragon, rosemary, and pine tree, floating above a delicate background of warm, spicy oak.
NV12 needs edits: Our NV12 Cain Cuvée is a blend of 2012 and 2011, two of the coolest vintages in the past decade. We always try to keep a light touch on the Cain Cuvée—so too, with the NV12. Still, in the vineyards from which we draw the Cain Cuvée, the yields were low and the grapes had all the time they needed to fully reach the level of ripeness we seek. As a result, we find unaccustomed depth and complexity in the NV12. Subtle notes of red berries, sweet herbs, and flowers envelop a solid core of fruit and fine tannins.

Even though I’d like you to drink it now, don’t hesitate to age this wine. Nevertheless, the NV12 will surely be among the most long-lived of our Cain Cuvée—good for fifteen years or more.


750 ml | $40.00