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2012 Estate 1856 US Red Blend "Duvall's Prospect"

Winery: Estate 1856

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Duvall's Prospect"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec, & 12% Petite Verdot

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: 140

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: May 1, 2015

Wine Review: This midnight blue colored blend opens with a gentle blackberry and boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is an interesting blend of blueberry with notes of toasted coconut. I also detected hints of boysenberry and black cherry. The finish is dry and its flavors and very dusty tannins so very good length. I would decant this wine in the near term and serve it with braised short ribs with pearl onions and roasted fingerling potatoes. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Perfumed aromatics of subtle cedar and eucalyptus mingle with sweet ripe brambly berry, setting the stage for the complexity of flavors to follow. The bright, fresh fruit

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Estate 1856 2012 Duvall's Prospect.

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