…exotic with ripe, yet firm, tannins in the middle and a beautiful intensely focused finish.
This wine is a very good effort and a different offering to 2009, showing more freshness and minerality for long-term keeping.
( Max Lalondrelle, BBR Bordeaux Wine Buyer)
…that is rounded off with 15.8% Cabernet Franc and 5.3% Petit Verdot? This wine features a silky texture and good complexity, and we both talked about how it is a good every day wine to pair with some of our favorite home-cooked meals. But notably, we both also think it will age to become a special-occasion wine, if we cellar it for 5-8 years. In other words, it definitely is drinkable now, but has the potential to be be really powerful a few years down the road.
By the way, both the 2009 Mackey Vineyards Cab Sauv…
, , and Petite Verdot. Oh my! The Cabernet is most aromatic, with blackcurrant wafting up from the glass first, followed by black pepper and black plum. Syrah takes equal billing with Cabernet on the palate. match blackcurrant, pepper underlies everything. It sweetens a bit on the mid-palate, adding just a bit of black [...]
The 2010 Lady May is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot and sees 100% new oak for 24 months. That wood seems to be deftly absorbed on the nose with precocious black cherry and black currant fruit tinged with cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with dusky dry tannins - a masculine Cabernet Sauvignon with a slightly dry finish. A little tough at the moment, but it should mature nicely.
This wine is a blend of64% , 30% , 3%, and Petit Verdot 3%. This wine received 86 points from (2007 - Web Issue).
, plums, herbs
Taste : Minerals, blackcurrant, raspberry, fruit is dying, herbs, bitter hard tannic finish
Website : André Lurton
…, 8% , and 7% Petit Verdot. Deep, dark red. Gorgeous nose with cinnamon and black plum aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied with lively acidity and medium to high tannins. Well-balanced with good complexity and a very long, smooth finish.
Quality: 4.5 stars (out of five)
: 3 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Tasted at the Wolf Blass Masterblend Session 25NOV13 - blind, in line-up of 30 ‘peers' over three hours. Opened two hours before tasting, double decanted and poured to glass 45 mins before tasting. Spends 17 months in new French oak and is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Petit Verdot 6%, Merlot 3% [...]
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Montelle Winery: 2012 Dry Vignoles
St. James Winery: 2012 State Park Seyval Blanc
Stone Hill Winery…
…Cabernet Franc and Merlot, but they went back to the more traditional Petit Verdot as a blending grape instead of last year's addition of Syrah. When you pop into your local wine store with your $28-ish, you can feel comfortable here knowing that you're getting a quality product that will please most wine-knowledgeable folks at your table.
…Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. The average yield per plant was 1.3 tons per acre (18 hectolitres per hectare). All of the grapes were manually harvested between March 15th and March 29th 2011. Primary fermentation was performed in small tanks, blended, and underwent malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels of which 40% were new and 60% one year old. The wine was then aged in barrel for one year. The wine was bottled between August 21st and 27th 2012. 8583 …