Wine Advocate | Rating: 95Composed of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot from the estate's Howell Mountain holdings and vineyards in Oakville, Rutherford and Mt. Veeder, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Teres (around 1,400 cases produced) possesses amazing purity as well as dense blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with acacia flowers, new oak, graphite and a haunting floral note. Full-bodied, opulent and majestic, it should drink well for 15-20 years.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 90Interesting wine. Not great; not bad. Still thinking about itAuthor: RDL
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 11 bottles owned
- 5 collectors
- Average collector rating: 90
(Out of 5 collectors)