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2012 Winston Hill - Proprietary Red (Frank Family Vineyards)

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 94 WA
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 133872-2012-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2012 Winston Hill Proprietary Red Blend, which is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot, is a pretty serious hombre. Dense ruby/purple in color with notes of creme de cassis, graphite and concentrated black cherries, the wine has good acidity, sweet tannin and a full-bodied mouthfeel. The purity and overall personality and character of the wine are impressive. It is a very youthful, relatively unevolved wine with tremendous upside. Give it another several years of bottle-age and drink it over the following 15-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Lots of plums and black currants. Good body and lots of toasty oak. Silky tannins for such a dense wine.
    Author: Litig8tr
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Predominantly cab, with petit verdot, merlot, and cab franc.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2025
    Author: Scott I

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 49 bottles owned
  • 8 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 8 collectors)