Wine Advocate | Rating: 92Another terrific wine, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (incorporates 24% Merlot) is an inky, structured effort that has lots of blackberry, cassis, scorched earth and toasted spice notes giving way to a full-bodied, concentrated and tannic profile on the palate. Beautifully concentrated, it still has a serious amount of tannin and I wouldn't touch a bottle for another 4-5 years. It will have an easy two decades or more of overall longevity.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Tight and trim, with a smoky, cedary, charcoal-laced aroma and flavor, shading the herb-accented dried berry and anise notes. The texture shows the graininess of the tannins. Needs time.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 10 bottles owned
- 7 collectors