Vinous | Rating: 98A big, dense wine, the 2013 Madrona Ranch blossoms in the glass with stunning depth and opulence, with enrobing, huge tannins and tons of structure. Mocha, plums, black cherries, smoke and new leather meld together in a dark, unusually brooding Madrona Ranch built for the long haul. Hints of violet, mint and blueberry grace the finish. Today, I am particularly impressed by how polished the tannins are for such a big wine. The blend is 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot.Drink Dates: 2023 - 2043Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: Oct 2015
Wine Advocate | Rating: 100The 2013 Madrona Ranch hits the magic three-digit score. It is literally a 30- to 45-year wine in itself. It behaves like a ripe, complex first growth Pauillac, with blackberry and crème de cassis, a touch of licorice, black truffle, pen ink and graphite. Incredibly fragrant, extremely full-bodied, with abundant tannin but also enormous fruit extract and richness, it is an amazing wine and a profound effort from Abreu and Grimes.Drink Dates: 2016 - 2061Author: Robert ParkerIssue: 227
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Collector Data For This Wine
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