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