Cabernet Franc, Merlot
2012 was a vintage that winemakers pray for due to its nearly perfect weather conditions for grape growing. The spring kicked off with a well timed bud-break, then followed with nearly perfect pollination, and fruit-set. The summer was dry with warm but not excessively hot days, and cool nights. The harvest yielded a large, and high quality crop that flowed in from the vineyards to processing at a slow and steady pace.
Lingering hints of chocolate and herbs seem to emerge out of the glass. The Right Bank Red Wine, is a Napa version of a St.-Emilion/Pomerol with its sweet, soft tannins, fleshy, opulent, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, lovely blueberry, black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit.