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2012 Araujo Estate Wines Red Wine, Altagracia

Napa Valley

$139.00 per Bottle


14 Bottles




"This is a savory and balanced second wine with plums, berries and spices such as cloves and pepper. Full-bodied and velvety with bright acidity underneath and a flavorful finish. They say they used a little press wine in this and it gives a lift to the wine. Lots of currants and hints of pepper. Traditional. 74% cabernet sauvignon, 5% cabernet franc, 6% merlot, 4% malbec and 12% petit verdot. Drink or hold. Released now." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/30/2015)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2015+

"The 2012 Proprietary Red Altagracia is 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot and Malbec. A beautiful nose of red and black cherries, blackcurrants, spice box and earth jumps from the glass of this expressive, fragrant, medium-bodied wine that has velvety tannins, a burgeoning complexity and a savory, lush mouthfeel. This is a strong second wine from this famous vineyard. It can be drunk now or cellared for up to 15 or more years. It’s pure seductiveness." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #222
(WA, 12/30/2015)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2016-2031

"The 2012 Altagracia has the ample presence and fruit expression of the vintage on both the nose and palate but the structure continually cleans the palate, and the finish is long and mouth-watering, bringing a pleasing overall presentation to the wine. The wine shows the hedonistic presence of 2012 compared with the comparatively nipped-in and focused 2013 though it retains the restraint for which the site is known. Notes of dark fruit with just a hint of raisin, black plum and fig. The flavours here are generous and dark without being excessive. Delicious and silky with well-integrated spice and an overall sense of pleasing richness. Very lightly rustic tannin and plenty of mouth-watering acidity to balance." Elaine Chukan Brown, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 09/29/2016)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2016-2025

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