I have had the opportunity a couple of times in the past month to enjoy the 2012 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon with good friends. Honig has long made high quality Cab from its classic Napa Valley location in Rutherford on the bench floor. This is classic Rutherford Cab Sav, with dark berry profiles, hints of cocoa and vanilla bean and a silky, lingering finish with the classic “Rutherford Dust” that so many Cab fans (your favorite Wine Bargain Sleuth among them) seek. As with a great Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Honig pairs beautifully with a juicy T-Bone steak, but its polish and balance also make it equally tasty with pan-seared scallops. This is an affordable example of classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that you will always be proud to serve the most finicky of wine fans. And the experts? Wine Spectator noted that the Honig was “On solid footing, with sassy tannins….” and bestowed a healthy 89 rating on the 2012 Honig Cab, and the peoples’ choice site Wine Tracker gave it a 90 plus rating. In short, this domestic red is the very definition of a “Worth a Splurge” wine.