Futo 5500 SLD Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


Producer, Futo

Region, USA\California\North Coast


Varieties, Red

Closure, Cork

Character, Bold and Structured

Food pairing, Beef and Venison


  • Cabernet Sauvignon

Futo 5500 SLD Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (For local pickup one day in advance!)

A refined and elegant organic Cabernet Sauvignon from the prestigious Stag's Leap District, offering flavors of dark fruit, violet, and a touch of graphite. Pairs wonderfully with dishes like braised lamb shanks or a decadent truffle risotto.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 5500 is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot bottled unfined and unfiltered after 18-20 months in oak. Futo practices long lees contact, five-day prefermentation cold soak and only one racking, which is when the barrels are racked directly into the tank prior to bottling. This is a stunning wine, and it was not easy to back off a perfect score, but maybe that will come with another several years of bottle age.

The wine has profound intensity, amazing purity and clarity, an inky bluish/purple color, a stunning nose of spring flowers interwoven with crème de cassis, background charcoal, smoldering embers, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. It has an incredible lightness of being, despite its exceptional intensity and richness. This is an amazing wine and a great example of Stags Leap. It should drink well for 30+ years.