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2012 Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch

  • 100 WA
  • 97 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 42770-2012-750

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  • Vinous | Rating: 100

    One of the many highlights in this tasting, the 2012 Madrona Ranch is a real stunner. Bright, nuanced and lively, the 2012 exudes freshness. Blood orange, sweet red berries, mint, cinnamon and a host of bright notes grace the palate. Exquisite, subtle and beautifully nuanced, the 2012 has everything going on. Best of all, the 2012 won't require much cellaring. In 2012, the Madrona Ranch is 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot.
    Drink Dates: 2018 - 2032
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Oct 2015
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The perfect 2012 Madrona Ranch displays notes of roasted coffee, forest floor, incense, Christmas fruitcake, blackcurrants and blackberry fruit in an incredibly fragrant, full-bodied, opulent style. Far more dramatic and open-knit Capella, the 2012 Madrona is super-intense, with incredibly velvety tannins. This is a sublime wine of the highest order, a fabulous example of the vintage, and a tribute to the craftsmanship of David Abreu and Brad Grimes. It should drink well for 30+ years.
    Drink Dates: 2015 - 2045
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 221
  • Jeb Dunnuck | Rating: 100

    One of those rare, heavenly wines we’re lucky to be able to taste and drink, the 2012 Madrona Ranch is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon yet has a big chunk of Cabernet Franc (45%) and 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot. It offers an incredible perfume of crème de cassis, spring flowers, liquid violets, spice and tobacco that continues to change and develop with time in the glass. Powerful and full-bodied, yet seamless and elegant, it has sweet, polished tannin, an opulent, weightless texture, and a finish that won’t quit. It’s already impossible to resist yet will keep for three decades or more.
    Drink Dates: 2017 - 2047
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: Up From the Cellar and Misc. New Releases
  • James Suckling | Rating: 97

    So much black fruit, black currant leaf, and black slate on the nose. Full body, chewy and wider grain tannins. Plenty of cocoa powder. Dusty. Needs four or five years to come completely together. About 300 cases made. October release.
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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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

    • 182 bottles owned
    • 51 collectors