Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The 2013 Proprietary Blend Estate, which is an 80% Cabernet Sauvignon-20% Cabernet Franc blend, exhibits a deep purple color and a sweet kiss of licorice, red, blue and black fruits galore, subtle background oak and lead pencil notes as well as earth. This is a rich, concentrated, broad, flavorful wine that handsomely complements the full-throttle Cabernet cuvee. Similar to its sibling, it has 20-30 years of upside to it.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 169 bottles owned
- 14 collectors