The harvest was so late in 2012 that, apart from 2008, you have to search through the record books by more than 30 years to find a comparable vintage. Despite these challenging conditions, the wine, which is dominated by 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, is brimming with layer upon layer of enticing blackberry fruit, a tasty minerality and fine-grained tannins. 32% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot complete the blend and help to create a wine which continues the recent successes of this highly thought of property.
…49.99), a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot is a polished wine that flirts with elegance and finesse showing a dark fruit core with moderate complexity, a juicy mid-palate, and a lengthy finish.
For the sweet ending, we enjoyed a scrumptious and lip-smacking Tipsy Tart (tart soaked in rooibos infused brandy, vanilla ice cream and a brandy date syrup ) with a splash 2010 Ken Forrester ‘T' Late Harvest ( SRP $ 54.99, 375ml). This tasty …
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.
…Warren and I selected the same favorite red. We both enjoyed the 2009 Petit Verdot. We noted blackberry, cherry, firm acids, and solid tannic finish. Warren's father enjoyed the 2011 Barrel Select Norton. He enjoyed the jammy flavors of cherry, blueberry and blackberry. He was thinking of food items to pair with this wine.
…venerable wine is made of 90%and 10% Petit Verdot in a traditional style. Lots of bell pepper and black cherry with underlying notes of coffee and leather. Medium tannins indicate that this one could age for another few years. Highly recommended with your favorite roasted meats.
2010 , V , $ 45: Another Bordeaux blend, but this one is still quite young with very firm tannins and a long tannic finish. There …
…varietals are added to give roundness, structure, and rich complexity."
…Cabernet Franc, 15% Malbec, and 15% Petit Verdot. The 2011 Ranger Reserve blend is 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 16% Malbec, and 16% Petit Verdot. Al was pretty impressed how close I got to the 2011 blend. I was pleased with the outcome.
Trinchero Family Estates yesterday announced that together with Angove Family Winemakers, they have launched the first vintage of Dr. Angove, a 2012 Red Blend from South Australia with a suggested retail price of $ 12.99. Consisting of 50% Shiraz, 30% Grenache, and 20% Petit Verdot, the red blend, "The Recipe" is a modern take on Dr. Angove's original red wines.
…Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cab Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, sold out almost immediately. We weren't surprised to hear this news, because we've never met a wine from Barrage Cellars that we didn't like, or more often, love.
Back in 2011, with the announcement that Barrage Cellars was honored as the official winery partner of Taste of Tulalip, Kevin rebottled what little remained of Stealth and renamed it " Murphy's Blend." He and Rebecca lovingly …
This wine is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, and 5% Shiraz. The Cabernet Sauvignon selected for this vintage was sourced from the Max I, II and V vineyards of the Don Maximiano Estate, which were planted in 1978 ( Max I) and 1993 ( Max II and V). The Cabernet Franc, Shiraz and Petit Verdot come from Max I.
The vineyards are planted on 5° to 25° slopes that face north and northeast. The soils of the Max I vineyard consist …