2012 Version Red
2012 Version Red
Anna's Estate Vineyard
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Mourvèdre 40%, Grenache 25%, Syrah 23%, Cinsaut 9%, Counoise 3%    


crushed blackberries and plums, dried thyme, anise, fresh cut steak
plum preserves, Assam tea and tamarind, beef stock reduction, North African spice blend 
stuffed veil on lentils and root vegetables, lamb tagine with butternut squash and gold raisins, ratatouille shepherd’s pie

Drink now through 2020

As a vintage, 2012 represents a return to classic warm conditions following two years of above average rainfall and a particularly cool 2011. Higher vine yields resulted and midyear pruning was required to control the vigor. Incoming fruit was de-stemmed, allowed a short ambient soak, and fermented on native yeast in jacketed tanks with twice daily punch downs. Each variety was handled separately, aged 19 months, 2/3rds in new French oak puncheons. 

Adelaida’s interpretation of a Châteauneuf-du-Pape style Rhône blend, it incorporates five varieties with Mourvèdre contributing a dark berry character, distinctive wild underbrush, dried herbs, and meaty quality. Grenache lifts the blend with sweet berry warmth and its density and structure come from the syrah. Drink now through 2018.