89 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012
(made from 59% syrah, 32% cabernet sauvignon and 9% petit verdot): Inky purple. Expansive aromas of candied red fruits, vanilla and floral oils. Lush and open-knit, offering plump raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of clove. Becomes spicier with air and finishes with supple tannins and lingering smokiness. This sexy wine is already approachable.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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