96 Point Vintage: 2012 Chivalry Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Let me ask you something: What does Far Niente and Opus One have in common? (besides the obvious fact that both are pretty well known cult-status wineries, and have a superb reputation that few wineries in the world can achieve). Answer is 2012 Chivalry Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Why, you ask? It's all about the two genius winemakers behind Chivalry.
 
First up is Kian Tavakoli, with over 30 years of winemaking experience and a degree in wine science from UC Davis. Kian spent four years at Opus One, and eight years at Clos Du Val; he knows his Napa wines.
 
Then we have Israel Montanez, the head winemaker of Chivalry, a true legend in Napa Valley. With more than two decades of winemaking, including at Far Niente, William Hill, and Franciscan, he's Napa royalty.
 
The 2012 Chivalry Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is Kian's and Israel's masterpiece, a true hidden gem. Crafted by meticulous sourcing of grapes from some of the best regions in Napa Valley. What sets it apart is not only its high-quality and exceptional taste but also the fact that it has been aging to perfection for 12 years!
 
And the vintage? The 2012 Napa vintage was out of this word, getting an impressive 96-point rating from both Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator. They said it's a vintage that will age well, and this wine is here to prove that right!
 
Quick Pro-tip: Since this wine is 12 years old, it's got that special magic. Be patient, let it breathe before sipping, and enjoy the ride. We promise you'll want more.

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