Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Coombsville and Rutherford contributed to the majority of the 2012 Oroppas blend, along with hillside fruit from Diamond Mountain, Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain creating a unique and sophisticated expression of Napa Valley. Each varietal and vineyard lot was aged separately for nineteen months until the final wine was blended just before bottling, and a small percentage of Petit Verdot and Merlot was blended with the Cabernet Sauvignon, contributing soft tannins and bright red fruit notes.
92 points: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Oroppas is supple, layered and expressive in the glass. Dark red cherry, spice, plum and menthol flesh out in an open, resonant Cabernet Sauvignon that captures the immediacy and raciness of the vintage. Floral notes add a measure of brightness as the wine opens up, but this remains an especially dark Cabernet Sauvignon." -Antonio Galloni, December 2014.