Wine and Spirits 91pts:
A cool-weather blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, malbec and franc, this wine leads with a scent of rye followed by compact, chewy cabernet flavor. It’s dark fruited, formidably tannic and tense in its structure, with a finish that’s pleasingly savory. Decant and pour with butterflied lamb chops.
From the winemaker:
Deep purple color, yet not opaque. A sense of finesse in the color which suggests liveliness on the palate. The mouth feel is angular, with grace and precision. The 2011 vintage produced a savory character in the wines, like that of fennel, salt, tar and steel. Highly integrated tannins, dusty in a sense, alongside protective acidity guarding against premature oxidation.
44% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 33% MERLOT, 16% SYRAH, 3% CABERNET FRANC, 4% MALBEC
VINEYARDS: 33% BEL’ VILLA, 28% HEDGES, 12% WOODED ISL., 6% OBELISCO, 15% LES GOSSES, 3% ROCKWELL BROWN, 3% MAGDALENA
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