Dense and dark, our 2012 Platinum Reserve delivers signature elegance with serious poise and sophisticated grace. Blackberry, cassis and graphite merge with layers of caramel, roasted hazelnuts and black pepper. The nose has a soft, toasty openness that is followed by a burst of ripe fruit on the palate. Round, voluminous texture and mature tannins define this wine. Because our tannins come from optimally ripe fruit rather than oak barrels, the wine shows amazing accessibility up front, but will also age well for several years.
Warm and dry, 2012 had ideal weather conditions that allowed the grapes to develop slowly over a long season. With no heat spikes and no rain, we were able to pick the fruit as each cluster reached perfect maturity. This gave the fruit a well-balanced freshness that translates to the glass.