50% of the estate's crop was used in the production of the Grand Vin this year, which is reflected by this wine's intense power and complexity. The challenging weather conditions meant that careful management in the vineyard and use of modern technologies in the winery were critical in 2012. Fortunately, Cos d'Estournel was able to do both and the result is a concentrated and juicy wine. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot complete the blend.
…wineries' efforts to support their claims to quality by geographic designation. After all, whilecould be grown anywhere, there are places where it's better suited than others. Good " " implied not just a good place to grow grapes, but a good place to grow specific grapes, resulting in an appealing character of place in the wines produced there.
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…and on. This is a fantastic wine.
Variety: 90%, 5% cabernet franc, 5% syrah
Price: $ 16.00
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.
…wrote of one of the other vintages, " California is known for "big" Cabernet Sauvignon and this is a "big" Merlot. Concentrated with a rich, full mouthfeel the palate offers full, but smooth tannins (given the 100% new oak cooperage), more berries and a faint mineral/lead pencil note toward the end that gives it a Bordeaux twist. The finish is War and Peace long, lingerly nicely on the back of my tongue with a subtle sweet spice..."
The wine was fantastic. …
T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Medium plus tannins. Medium plus acid. Dry, angular, plum, cherry, and a cranberry bite. Light smoke elements. A long, mineral and forest floor close.
Excellent layers and impressive acid work. Delicious …
…good wetting of the foliage and avoiding an excess of water stress. Nevertheless, one of our plots of Cabernet-Sauvignon faced a heat stroke and we lost 30% of that crop.
Beginning of September, the maturation process was low, and the few rains of the 6th and 8th happily accelerated the phenomenon. Since then, the phenolic maturity came gradually and we had to be patient. The good weather settled with cold nights that encouraged the accumulation of polyphenols and preserved flavors.
Red table wine vintage " Codru", made from grapes of Cabernet-Sauvignon ( 75%) and Merlot ( 25%), which the Moldovan wine producers is grown in Central and South zones of Moldova on the sunny slopes of hills.
Actually Mark " Codru" was founded by Moldovan RIVW in 1966.
This wine has a garnet color with onion tone. Bouquet " Codru" different characteristic variety " Cabernet Sauvignon" morocco tones and slightly bitter, astringent …
…blend it 76.9 percent cabernet sauvignon (barely qualifying the wine to be labeled as cabernet sauvignon); 13.6 percent "Proprietor's Dry Red" and wouldn't we all like to know what that means; and 9.5 percent segalin , and if at this point My Readers are muttering " wha' da fuck" I certainly cannot blame them. Segalin — Education Alert! — is a cross of the grape varieties Juraçon noir and Portugais bleu and is used as a blending grape …
…a Grand Vin of Bordeaux, with 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, have the poise, grace, sheer elegance and sophistication of one of the finest Grand Cru Burgundies? This 2012 Ch. Ducru-Beaucaillou certainly does. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't taste like Pinot Noir, it just has those ethereal qualities about it. A heady red fruit perfume entrances you into the glass, followed by a mesmerising, beautifully layered palate that caresses your taste buds before a beguiling, fresh …
…J. Crews of California that the 2 percenters are turning to? Here's my list of Cabernet Sauvignon producers whose wines are pretty much near as good as anything from the cults, but whose prices are more aligned with reality: Stonestreet, Von Strasser, Vine Cliff, Goldschmidt, Krutz, Hall, Sequoia Grove, Duckhorn, Conn Creek, Kendall-Jackson Highlands Estates, Long Meadow Ranch, Piña, Macauley, Stephen & Walker, Kuleto, Yates Family, Renteria…