Corliss 2012

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95+pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous
With the influence of Phillipe Melka in the cellar (and all that his experience brings from Chateau Haut-Brion, Dominus, and Chateau Petrus), this Bordeaux blend is an age-worthy blockbuster. 

Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "(A blend of all five Bordeaux varieties; aged in 65% new for 28 months): Bright ruby-red. The nose offers a panoply or aromas without any sign of excess ripeness: huckleberry, alpine raspberry, plum and coriander, with sexy oak tones and a hint of medicinal lift. Wonderfully elegant, silky and tactile, with compellingly sweet currant and black cherry fruit perfectly balanced by harmonious acidity. A complete wine with great texture and energy. Still a bit tight on the back, but already spreads out to saturate the palate. The noble tannins should carry this wine for a long time. Drinking window: 2020-2033." Nov 2015

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "The 2012 Columbia Valley Red Wine is another rock star Bordeaux blend that’s made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, and the balance Petit Verdot and Malbec. It was aged 28 months in 65% new French oak. Notes of cassis, tobacco leaf, lead pencil shavings and black currants all emerge from this rich, full-bodied and concentrated effort that has a big, layered texture, no hard edges and impeccable balance. It’s slightly more approachable than the straight Cabernet, yet should nevertheless evolve for just as long.  Drink date:  2018 - 2041."

While I was less enamored with the 2011s from Corliss last year, their 2012s are blockbusters that check in near the top of the heap." Jun 2016

Winery:  "Layered aromas of blackcurrant, rose petal, pencil shavings and graphite are infused with deep notes of cassis, tobacco leaf, cedar and thyme. The palate shows excellent textural depth with a concentration of both red and dark fruit flavors. Fine and persistent tannins, along with a dense and supple texture, make this a complete wine, with impeccable balance and energy."

Bottle
750ml
Varietal 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, balance Petit Verdot and Malbec
Alcohol 
%
Total Acidity
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pH  
Aging 28 months in 65% new French oak
Region Columbia Valley, Washington

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