One of the many highlights in this tasting, the 2012 Madrona Ranch is a real stunner. Bright, nuanced and lively, the 2012 exudes freshness. Blood orange, sweet red berries, mint, cinnamon and a host of bright notes grace the palate. Exquisite,…
A candidate for perfection, the 2012 Madrona Ranch clearly includes a high percentage of Cabernet Franc (45%) in the blend given the extraordinary perfume this wine generates. An enormous blast of violets, mulberries, black currants and licorice-infused blackberries as well as hints of unsmoked cigar tobacco and forest floor soar from the glass of this full-bodied, voluptuously textured, inky-colored, dense, rich, pedal-to-the-metal proprietary red. This has virtually perfect balance, a flawless integration of all its component parts, and an enormous finish of close to a minute. This should turn out to be an amazing wine. Moreover, 2012 is a generous vintage in terms of production. This cuvee should drink well reasonably young and continue to evolve for 25-30+ years.
David Abreu has been associated with many top Napa Valley vineyards like Bryant Family, Harlan Estate, and even Screaming Eagle. Abreu founded his own vineyard management company in 1980, working with at the time winemaker Richard Forman. They would frequently travel to Bordeaux to gain knowledge on vineyard management, farming techniques, and to further develop their winemaking philosophy. Abreu honed his skills for Bordelais farming style in the New World. In 1986, Abreu purchased his first vine which was the start of his own winery. David Abreu is a perfectionist with his clients’ and his own wine, and it shows in his purely world-class wines.
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