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2012 Abreu Cappella

abv 14.5%
  • 96 WA
  • 100 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 356891-2012

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  • James Suckling | Rating: 100

    A beautiful and fresh red with flowers and blue fruits along with raspberries and blackberries. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, and wonderful length. Finesse. Fine-grained. Harmony and balance. Sexy and very, very beautiful. Magic and seamless. About 200 cases made. Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: 13 Sep, 2016
  • Vinous | Rating: 96

    Abreu's 2012 Cappella is dark, sensual and totally inviting. Dark red cherry, plum, menthol, smoke, new leather and spice notes are some of the signatures. One of the most open, young wines I have tasted from Abreu, the 2012 Cappella will please readers who don't or can't wait for some of the more structured wines to come around. Sweet rose petal and spice notes from the Cabernet Franc reappear on the finish, adding to the wine's, inviting personality. The blend is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot.
    Drink Dates: 2018 - 2032
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Oct 2015
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2012 Cappella, probably has less Cabernet Franc than his other cuvees but at least 25-30%. This wine has closed down since I had it from barrel last year, but that probably reflects more on its post-bottling dormancy. A wine of great character and class, with notes of charcoal, incense, blackberry, chocolate, and blackcurrants, this 2012 is super-full-bodied, beautifully pure, structured, powerful and long. Unlike many 2012s, it needs a few more years of bottle age and should evolve gracefully for 30-40 years.
    Drink Dates: 2015 - 2055
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 221
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  • If you adhere to the premise that great wine begins in the vineyard, then you have to admire the influence David Abreu has had on the ultra-premium wine industry. His impact began in the 1980s when he founded Abreu Vineyards after graduating from the Viticulture and Enology program at UC Davis. His reputation was enhanced through the success of his vineyard management company, and he became one of the most sought-after viticulture consultants. Famous clients include Blankiet, Staglin, Colgin, Bryant, Araujo and many others. His own wines reflect his expert vineyard management skills and innate ability to translate the grapes' excellence into stunning wine. Abreu also produces a proprietary red blend called Rothwell Hyde.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 83 bottles owned
    • 29 collectors