Wine Wednesday: Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ($35)

2012 EMBLEM Cabernet Sauvignon -

This Week In Red Wine Reviews: Michael Mondavi Family EMBLEM Cabernet Sauvignon 2012  ($35) – Click Link 2 Buy

“Tight, juicy and tannic on the entry, this wine is medium bodied and layered in dusty oak, chocolate and black cherry. Lush and not overly oaked, it’s a good choice for the table and for fans of Napa Valley ripeness.” – Wine Enthusiast


Wine Ratings & Awards:

Wine Enthusiast 2015 – 88 Points

THEGRAPE Certified Gold Medal – 2014

Wine Advocate 2015 – 90 Points

James Suckling 2015 – 91 Points


Wine Review

The Mondavi family has been crafting world-class wines for over four generations.  Together, Rob Mondavi Jr. and Tony Coltrin understand and aim to produce wines with integrity, balance and a sense of terroir. With that said, it is also key that the wine reflects where it comes from as well as the people who make it.

The esteemed, 2012 EMBLEM Cabernet Sauvignon displays rich notes of cassis and blackberry cobbler flavors, adding subtle nuances of torched crème brûlée, giving it the slightest hint of smokiness with a subtle sweet twist. For best results, store for another 2 – 5 years before drinking.

Store for later or drink now. While you decant, check out the following dishes we recommend. Enjoy with beef and pork Ragù lasagna or grilled pork chops – or TheGrape’s grilled cheese and bacon sandwich. Not feeling carnivorous? Pair with a hot red lentil soup with warm fresh baked bread and cheese. Enjoy!


Wine Region: Napa Valley, California

Wine Grapes: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah, 4% Zinfandel, 4% Petit Verdot

Style: Full-bodied, Layered & Rich

Drinks Like: 2012 Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Mountain Counterpoint ($40), 2012 Obelisco Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain The Albatross Reserve ($50)


Food & Wine Pairings: Grilled Cheese & Bacon Sandwich – Click to View Recipe

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe with Bacon and Chardonnay -

We hope you enjoyed this Wednesday’s wine review. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy today’s Grape Certified Gold red wine recommendation but we’re excited for you to try the grilled cheese and bacon sandwich recipe & red wine pairing! If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of Wine Wednesday and Food & Wine Friday. Cheers!

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The 2012 EMBLEM Cabernet Sauvignon is layered with flavor but when combined with great food – POW! New flavors begin to mix and surface inside your mouth. This bottle is truly an emblem of Mondavi wines and suits this bottle. Savor rich dark berry, cherry, black currant and oak with notes of sweet smokiness. Enjoy this Grape Certified Gold wine on a cool fall evening while you indulge in good food and listen to your favorite tunes.

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