2012 Crown Block Red Wine

2012 Crown Block Red Wine
Wine Specs
Livermore Valley
Vineyard Designation
Crown Block
Harvest Date
3rd week of September
24.5 brix
0.60 g/100mL
30 months in French Barrique Barrels
Cool open top with punch down
Bottling Date
May 2015
Residual Sugar
0.01 g/100mL
Alcohol %
91 Points! Wine Enthusiast Magazine
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SKU: 21592525

This highly aromatic wine beguiles with an interweaving of notes at once unpredictable and elegant, like milk chocolate shavings, wet earth, mulling spices, and rose potpourri. The 2012 Crown Block is a cellared wine, so the notes that hide backstage in youth emerge as the stars here. A robust core of black plum and cherry notes asserts its vibrancy nonetheless. Integrated tannins and a silky body merge with the flavors of dates, blackcurrant, walnut husk and tobacco leaf. The wine has a long finish, and firm acidity keeping it bright-- it is your choice whether to savor it now or cellar it for three to five years more for even more ethereal results. 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine has fresh currant, blackberry and blueberry fruit flavors with subtle cedar and oak aromas. It has mature, age-worthiness tannins and is a balanced structured wine. The palate shows cassis, cocoa and nutmeg spice notes. Drink now until 2025.
Vineyard Notes
Stone Patch/Kent Estate
Winemaker Notes
Winemaker - Julian Halasz
234 Cases produced
Product Reviews
Allison's Gravatar
(Jun 11, 2019 at 3:37 PM)
2012 was a benchmark year for Livermore and this Bordeaux-style blend is the perfect example of that. I especially like the high percentage of Stone Patch Cab Franc, my personal favorite Darcie Kent red wine.

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