Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Deftly balanced, broad, rich, deep and concentrated, with a core of extracted earthy blackberry, wild berry, plum and licorice flavors. Shows impressive focus on the long and unwavering finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2030. 1,000 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The 2012 Oakville Estate reveals lovely notes of creme de cassis, spring flowers, forest floor, dusty, loamy soil undertones, and a touch of licorice, medium to full body, moderate tannins and beautiful concentration. This should turn out to be a brilliant effort from Leslie Rudd, but it requires 4-5 years of cellaring. It should keep for 20-25 years.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 84 bottles owned
- 17 collectors