2012 Vintage

2012 Wallis Little Sister Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Parker — 90

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Little Sister exhibits attractive crème de cassis notes, impressive purity, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and a nicely textured finish. There is not a hard edge to be found in this luscious, fruit-forward red. Enjoy it over the next 8-10 years.

2012 Wallis Little Sister Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast — 93

Complex and compelling in dark plum and dusty dark chocolate, this Cabernet has under 3% Petit Verdot and under 3% Cabernet Franc blended in, providing the wine with elegance and concentration. Soft on the palate, it suggests vanilla oak with subtlety, bringing all the components together on the lingering finish.

2012 Wallis Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Parker — 93+

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is more backward than the Little Sister, with more tannic structure as well as abundant cremede cassis, blackberry, unsmoked cigar tobacco and forest floor characteristics. This impressive, structured, full-bodied wine will benefit from several years of bottle age and should drink well for 12-15 years thereafter.

2012 Wallis Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinous — 91-94

Sweet spices, flowers, raspberries, mint and red berries meld together in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate from Wallis. A beautifully balanced, harmonious wine, the 2012 stands out for its mid-palate pliancy and fabulous depth. Today the 2012 is incredibly primary and intense, but all the elements are in the right place for this to develop into a gorgeous wine. Overall, this is a fairly approachable style for Diamond Mountain. In 2012, Wallis did not make their Little Sister Cabernet, all the fruit went into the flagship Estate.

2012 Wallis Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinous — 94

Deep, powerful and explosive, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Wallis Family Estate saturates the palate with huge fruit and equally imposing mountain tannins. Cedar, tobacco and a host of savory notes develop in the glass, but it is the wine’s sumptuous texture and broad resonant personality that stands out. Over time, the flavors acquire an element of brightness that balances some of the more overt leanings. This is a fabulous showing from Wallis.

2012 Wallis Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast — 94

A 100% Cabernet Sauvignon given two years in French oak, this sanguine, expertly structured and elegant wine offers plenty of bright cassis and blackberry flavor on the palate, seducing with complex layers of dried herb and black tea. Enjoyable now, this wine will also benefit from time; hold through 2022.

2012 Wallis Seraphim Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert M. Parker, Jr. — 95

The blockbuster 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Seraphim reveals finesse and elegance as well as substance and concentration. The dense purple color is followed by blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit, stunning richness and a long finish with well-integrated tannin, wood and acidity. Enjoy this profound Cabernet over the next 15-20 years.