The most densely colored of all wines in a vintage of great extraction; Estate Cuvée 2012 exhibits a powerful
perfume of anise, lavender candies, and dark fruit, with smoky accents in the background. The attack is
impressive, with a velvety mouth feel from start to finish. Rich, robust blue and black fruit, with hints of cocoa,
big, but with soft resolved tannins, give a "total" palate experience in the finish.
Blend: 57% Syrah, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot
"One of the best barrel samples I was able to taste during my trip through the region, the 2012 Estate Cuvee displays incredible purity and elegance with full-bodied richness and depth. A blend of 60% Syrah, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot that’s a selection of the top plots of the estate, it possesses brilliant aromas and flavors of cassis, lead pencil, spice box and licorice to so with a seamless, integrated and perfectly balanced palate. Loaded with potential, I can't wait to taste this from bottle next year! Drink 2016-2032.
The Wine Advocate