This is from a block of vines growing right next to the vines that make up our Scherrer Vineyard bottling. Since the soil and rootstock varies, so does the characteristics of the fruit and wines. Normally a bit more red-fruited, this vintage is a bit more about serious dark chocolate, blueberry and nice red plum relief. There is a cool mint background as a counterpoint. It is a nice, coherent package on the mouth with a good mouth-watering finish. This typically comes around sooner than the Scherrer Vineyard designate (released later). The structure has more to do with acidity and less with tannin than the Scherrer bottling actually making it more food versatile during the early years in bottle.
Judi Scherrer –
Vinous – February 2016
Scherrer’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a gorgeous, old-school leaning wine with plenty of energy and pulsating acidity to match its medium-bodied personality. Dark red stone fruit, mint, herbs and white flowers are all given attractive soft contours in the 2012. This is a terrific example of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. 92 Points. Antonio Galloni