WE 93 WS 91 WA 90 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - Cellar Selection! "Chalky tannins and subdued fruit and tannin weight make this an inviting, food-friendly wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller amounts of Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Made from estate vineyards, it’s rich in black cherry and dark chocolate, concentrated and layered. It ends in a spicy back note of pepper. Cellar through 2022."
According to Wine Spectator - "The pure, intense and vibrant fruit is rich, focused, deep and expansive without being weighty. The core of dark berry, mineral, graphite and cedary notes gain nuance while retaining structure and purpose. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2028."
According to Robert Parker - "One of this estate’s most iconic red wines is their Proprietary Red Trilogy, which was first introduced 30 years ago. The 2012 Proprietary Red Trilogy is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest equal parts Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. An elegant, Bordeaux-styled effort, it reveals notes of red and blackcurrants, cherries and spice box, medium body, a savory, stylish, impeccably well-balanced style, and a Margaux-like fragrance. The 2012 is already supple and velvety, so enjoy it now and over the next 10-15 years."
Tasting Notes - "Our 2012 Trilogy brings together Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petite Verdot in a wine that is rich, robust and elegantly refined. With beautiful overlapping aromas of cassis, black licorice, olallieberry and sandalwood, this multi-layered wine offers deeply concentrated flavors of cherry, mulberry, and raspberry pastilles mingled with notes of white pepper and dark chocolate. A product of a great vintage, this is a big Trilogy, with a generous texture and a long, luxurious finish that lasts and lasts." 14.2% ABV.