Harvest & Tasting Notes:
As with every vintage of the flagship Three Words, the 2012 delivers an aromatic intensity that is impossible to ignore. With every inhale more intrigue, from perfumed notes of musk and black plum to brooding mission fig surprisingly layered with fruity red licorice. On the palate we find black tea, clove and ripe blackberry. An imposing structure of medium to high acidity and gritty tannins will allow this wine to age for seven to ten years in your cellar. The long finish tinged with leather and sweet spice make for an appealing wine even in its youth.
Composition: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petite Verdot
Appellation: 86% Napa Carneros, 9% Rutherford, 5% Yolo County
Aging: 22 months in 70% new French oak, unfiltered
Alcohol: 14.9% abv
Harvest Date: October 31, 2012