Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Lavishly oaked, with a cloak of dusty cedar notes and dill flavors, and dried herb on top, submerging the otherwise intense and concentrated dark fruit elements. On the finish, the wood influence turns to mocha, and the fruit uncoils ever so slightly, yet this is tightly wound and a long time from maturing. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2020 through 2032. 400 cases made.Drink Dates: 2020-2032Author: James Laube
Vinous | Rating: 93The 2012 Rothwell Hyde is one of the better vintages of this wine I have tasted. Dark, sumptuous and layered, the 2012 is quite dark, which suggests most of the fruit is from Howell Mountain. Plum, black cherry, spice and new leather meld into the supple, inviting finish. None of the Abreu wines could ever be described as inexpensive, but 2012 Rothwell is a fabulous wine for the money by Napa Valley standards. Tasted last after all the 2012s, 2013s and 2014s, the 2012 Rothwell Hyde more than holds its own.Drink Dates: 2017-2024Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The least expensive wine from Abreu is a 400-case cuvee called Rothwell Hyde, which comes from different vineyards. The 2012, which is in bottle, offers loads of cedar wood, black chocolate and coffee as well as hints of underbrush, forest floor, blackcurrants and black cherries. It is delicious, densely colored, and dramatic, even flamboyant. Drink it over the next 15+ years.Drink Dates: 2015-2030Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 115 bottles owned
- 35 collectors