LUSCHER BALLARD Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Spring Mountain
WHY WE LOVE IT:
- 2012 vintage, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Prized Spring Mountain fruit, Napa Valley
- For collectors, highly allocated, amazing price!
WINEMAKER: Legendary John Kongsgaard
WHAT WE TASTED: We'll quote Robert Parker:
Robert Parker: “The wine is lovely and elegant with sweet black and red currants as well as hints of underbrush and raspberries. Drink over the next 8 to 10 years.”
AVA DESIGNATED: Spring Mountain, Napa Valley
WHAT WE PAIRED:
PERSONALITY: Proprietors Christina and Carrol Ballard have made world famous films during their career in Hollywood. The Black Stallion and Never Cry Wolf are just two of their beautiful and renown movies. Now, they’ve turned their creativity to wine.
Spring Mountain wines are highly sought out. And expensive—a neighboring estate’s Cabernets are priced at $350. Luscher Ballard's wines are young and complex and represent an opportunity to purchase at an entry price. Highly allocated. Buy one to drink and one to lay down in the cellar. You will be rewarded.
- Low intervention winemaking - nothing added
- Only 200 cases made a year