Vinous 91 points - Restrained and lacking focus, this is complex, with cedary herb, dried berry, fresh-turned earth and dill flavors, ending with a gravelly aftertaste. Drink now through 2024. 17,942 cases made.-JL
Wine Spectator 87 points - Chimney Rock’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep and sensual from start to finish. Crushed flowers, violets, cloves, menthol and blueberries wrap around the palate in a beautifully expressive Cabernet Sauvignon. All the elements are in the right place. This is an absolutely impeccable wine from Chimney Rock.
91-93 Points (Jun 15 2015)
Wine Advocate 88 points - The well-made 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses good tannic grip, a Bordeaux-styled structural personality, a dark ruby/purple color, attractive blackcurrant fruit and spice box notes and medium body. Although somewhat reserved, it promises to unfold over the next decade or more. (Oct 2014)