Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The fabulous 2012 Proprietary Red LMV Salon is a 1,090-case blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Cabernet Franc. It reveals a refined nose of mulberries, blueberries, raspberries, spring flowers and forest floor. A dense, ripe, opulent, medium to full-bodied 2012, I rated it slightly lower than last year from barrel because it seems somewhat closed. Give it another 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15+ years.Drink Dates: 2014-2030Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93This offers a core of dense, dusty, loamy earth-laced Cabernet, with shades of black licorice, mocha and espresso. All in all, this is a powerful, well-focused effort that merits short-term cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2030. 1,020 cases made.Drink Dates: 2018-2030Author: James Laube
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2016-2025Author: Kennethjk
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