WS 91 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - "Offers ripe, explosive red and dark berry fruit that's intense and tannic, yet with a measure of finesse, ending with firm, chewy tannins and good length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel. Drink now through 2027."
According to Robert Parker - The 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Cuttings is composed of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Soft and round with lots of peppery spice intermixed with hints of bay leaf and roasted herbs, this complex, luscious, elegant, flavorful, savory, bistro-styled dry red can be consumed casually over the next several years.
Winemakers Notes - The wine has an intense and alluring aroma of ripe plum reduction layered with baking spices, hints of cocoa powder and cigar box. The palette is velvety and dense with flavors of black cherry, cola, and freshly roasted coffee beans. Soft tannins evolve into a plush and lengthy finish. 15.4% ABV.