Wine Advocate | Rating: 89The 2012 Proprietary Red Quantum (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Malbec) spent time in 60% new oak. Attractive notes of licorice, unsmoked cigar tobacco, underbrush and red and blackcurrants are found in this medium-bodied, elegant 2012.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89Tight, firm and dense, with a gravel- and espresso-laced core of dark berry, graphite and cedar, supported by chewy, gritty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Malbec.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 32 bottles owned
- 15 collectors