93 Points Robert Parker-The promising 2012 Proprietary Red (66% Cabernet Franc and 34% Merlot) is a St.-Emilion look-alike. A deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by notes of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, blueberries and black raspberries. Medium-bodied, dense, rich, exuberant, fragrant and fruity, this 2012 should drink well for a decade or more.
Unlike wines that typify a certain terroir, our wines are blends in the classic sense. We choose the most expressive barrels of each varietal and utilize the ‘art’ of blending to produce a final wine that is superior to each of its components.
The wine is deeply Cabernet colored, complex and layered in blackberry and current fruit. The intriguing Sangiovese varietal adds linear tannins and an indigenous fruitiness. The Petit Sirah adds a firm structural backbone and a fresh, bright acidity to the wine. Overall, Bacio Divino is balanced, precocious in its youth, generous in flavor and aroma, yet retains an elegance not always found in California wines.
Decandent and rich, the nose opens with ripe boysenberry, blackberry and dark chocolate with a touch of aromatic nuance - forest floor and a satiating minerality. The entry is expansive and weighty with dark berries, ripe stone fruits, a hint of bing cherry with a long chain of white pepper. The complex finish is lengthy with soft, supple tannins stemming from teh high percentage of new French oak.
94 pts Antonio Galloni
93+ Points Antoni Galloni-What a pleasure it is to taste the 2012 Old Master, Lee Hudson's Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend. Dark, intense and muscular, the 2012 boasts serious depth and fabulous overall balance. The flavors are brooding and inward, yet there is so much going on in the glass. Black cherry jam, spices, grilled herbs and leather open up over time, but it is the wine's pure personality that really shines. What a gorgeous wine this is.
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