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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Right Bank Red 2012 United States  California  Napa Valley Red Wine  Red Blend 25495 17753 1500ml
Product ID: 25495
Region: United States, California, Napa Valley
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2012
Size: 1500ml
ABV%: 14.9
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"The aromatics on the 2012 Right Bank are vibrant and defined. The nose packed with blackberry with streaks of red berries, plums, dark cocoa, leather, blue violets & roses, bright, clove, anise, and allspice. The palate follows the nose and reveals wonderful balance. The oak and grape tannins are seamless, the acid is bright but does not detract from how supple and approachable the wine is , even in its youth. The wine has the framework to hold up for 30 years, but good luck waiting that long! 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." —winemaker

Blend: 68% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot

Wine Anthology review:
Right Bank is, as its name suggests, a tribute to the wines of the Right Bank of France's Bordeaux region, including famous appellations like Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, and others. With a grape blend in proportion of nearly 70-30 Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the French influence really comes through in the depth on flavor on display. Concentrated notes of black cherry, black plum, and menthol emerge from its medium-full body, with an aromatic complexity that is capped off with velvety tannins on the long finish. The dream 2012 vintage in Napa keeps rolling on and Anderson's is reaping the rewards of this incredible growing season.
"The Right Bank (67% Cabernet Franc and 33% Merlot) has been a perennial winner from this Conn Valley vineyard since it made its debut as Gus Anderson's homage to the Right Bank wines of Pomerol and St.-Emilion. The dense ruby/purple-colored 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Right Bank offers mocha, white chocolate, plum, black cherry and blackcurrant characteristics, medium to full body, and an opulent, round, seductive style. This fleshy, complex red can be drunk young or cellared for 12-15+ years." —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

"A big step up from the 2011, the 2012 Right Bank is fleshy, radiant and expressive. Dark red cherry, mocha, plum, smoke, leather and licorice meld together in a supple, open red with lovely mid-palate depth and density. This mid-weight Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend is an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. The blend is 67% Cabernet Franc and 33% Merlot. Drinking window: 2014-2021." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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