95 Pts. Robert Parker
- "I think the most approachable in the lineup, the 2012 Bel Canto has a complex, perfumed style in its dried flowers, dried spices, vanilla and black cherry and black raspberry-like fruit profile. A blend of 84% Cabernet Franc
, 8% Merlot
and 8% Petit Verdot that spent 20 months in 50% new French oak, it’s full-bodied, concentrated and structured on the palate, yet has perfect balance and a great texture. Few in the US are doing Cabernet Franc
better this, and I suspect it will hold nicely for 15-20 years." 94 Pts. WE - Cabernet Franc
(84%) takes the lead on this wine with the balance equal parts Merlot
and Petit Verdot. It opens with aromas of flowers, dried herbs, earth and mineral. The mouthfeel is dazzling, showing depth and intensity, with enough structure to go the distance. Editors' Choice."