Shelter Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Shelter is an exciting Napa Valley project which boasts Bob Foley as a winemaker who started making wines in Napa Valley in 1977. He started making the wines at Pride Mountain in 1992 and stayed with the family for 15 years. During this period, he also created the highly acclaimed Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, Paloma, School House, and Engel Family wines. He now focuses on Robert Foley Vineyards, Shelter and Switchback Ridge. Bob sources fruit from the best of the best in Napa Valley and this 2012 Cabernet shines. It is rich, full fruited, with plenty of grips and extracts. If you have ever tasted Bob’s other wines you can easily see his style throughout this wine with its firm tannin, silky nature, and a beautiful display of oak and mocha notes wrapped up in a full-bodied package. It is a serious wine for a fair price. The normal price of this wine is 59.99.
Shelter sources fruit and wine from some of the best terroirs in Napa. So prestigious (and secretive) are their sources, that they are not allowed to disclose where they get it from.
It is deeply concentrated, dark-fruited with notes of blackberry and cassis, cedar, earth and sweet oak, all wrapped in supple, mature tannins that carry the wine into a long, warm and lingering finish. Stored in the cool caves of this iconic winery on Howell Mountain, this wine is in perfect condition, ready to drink now and for half a decade more.