IWC 91 Pts - According to International Wine Cellar - "Bright red-ruby. Peppery herbs give punch to the aromas of redcurrant, menthol, tobacco leaf and flowers. Boasts good texture and density to its varietally typical flavors of dark berries, menthol, licorice and flowers lifted by a touch of green pepper. Already showing an attractive sweetness but the substantial dusty tannins argue for a couple years of cellaring. Very nicely done, and clearly denser and riper than the 2011 Merlot Neyers Ranch I tasted a year ago."
According to Wine Spectator - "Leans toward the dry, dusty, cedary side of Cabernet. The core flavors of currant and dark berry are rich and supple, tightening on the finish. Drink now through 2022."
Winemakers Notes - "These grapes were grown on our organically and sustainably-farmed 45-acre vineyard in the eastern hills of Napa’s Conn Valley. The vines are planted east to west on a steep, south-facing slope so that they catch the arc of the day’s sun. We’ve planted them in the fashion of a Bordeaux vineyard, with one meter of space between vines and two meters of space between rows. The crop level is much lower than the average for a Napa Valley vineyard, which allows for more even ripening, while intensifying both the flavor and complexity in the finished wine. The wine is fermented with wild yeast, then aged for 18 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels. We bottle without fining or filtration, preferring to have the wine’s natural sediment deposited over time in the barrels. In 2011 the growing season was long and mild, making the wine particularly dark, rich and flavorful. It should improve for a decade or more in the bottle." 14.1% ABV.
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gtin 839183000060 Size 750 ML Standard Rating 91 Points
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