Over the years, Napa Valley has built a reputation for its Cabernet Sauvignon to the point where some say they’ve had a bottle or two that could have been mistaken for a Bordeaux. However, with vintners applying their own techniques and methodologies in wine-making, no two bottles of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon are the same. This versatility is why I approach any new bottle of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon as it will bring a new experience.
Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, comes from Fuse Wines, located in Napa Valley. Their approach includes sourcing grapes from what the call the best of what Napa Valley growers have to offer, and through applying old world and new world methodologies to make what adorns your wine glass.
Our philosophy for the FUSE Cabernet Sauvignon is to take the traditions of the “Old World” style and Fuse it with modern winemaking methods.
On colour, the Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 holds a deep eggplant hue. On the nose, you’ll pick up a wonderful robust blend of plum, oak and vanilla. On the palate, it struck me as a wine that could be palatable at a social event, but it missed some of the natural and traditional mouth experience I was looking for. It does come with notes of blackberries, vanilla and oak on the palate.
Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Syrah and 4% Petit Verdot. If you get a chance to try a bottle, I would love to hear what you think.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $42.95
We gave this wine a score of 2.75 out of 5