Entice Cuvee 2012

Best of Class Bordeaux Blend, designed for foods with a little pepper or spicy notes.

As you approach this wine, its Cabernet Franc nose comes up at you from the glass with youthful aromas of fresh coffee grounds and black fruits.

The Cabernet Sauvignon component shows lovely fruit immediately evident on entry with wonderful textures, massive yet soft and luscious, but backed up by supple tannins and correct acidity giving this wine perfect balance. The texture is fresh with vigorous style and a silky finish.

A delightful, well-bred wine with a paradoxically enticing manner of managing strong peppery spices in foods drawing out the true essence of the primary food flavor.

The moderate weather throughout the growing season provided outstanding grapes with well-balanced chemistries producing a bountiful crop of amazing quality with ripe and concentrated fruit.

A long and moderate growing season with no heat waves or heavy rain produced a crop much larger than expected while our routine crop size management protocols allowed our fruit to ripen evenly and slowly producing excellent fruit maturity and quality across the board.

By the time more than an inch of rain finally hit in late October our grapes were already picked and on their way to making an excellent batch of wines.

French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 30% one use and the balance neutral.
Color Red
Vintage 2012
Style Red Bordeaux
Appellation Sonoma
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Date Bottled 18th Aug 2014
Drinkable 2015 - 2020
Alcohol 14.50%
Bottle Size 750ml