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Gemstone 2012 Proprietary Red, Napa Valley

Brix26


96 points - new release            
Fantastic new release from superstar winemaker Philippe Melka. Limited.

96 Points Robert Parker:  "Composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2012 Proprietary Red Estate may be among the finest wines Gemstone has yet produced. A prodigious effort loaded with promise, it boasts flowery, creme de cassis, graphite, licorice and subtle smoke notes presented in a boisterous, exuberant, densely fruity style. With lots of purity, depth and richness as well as a bigger style than normal, it should provide enjoyment over the next 12-15 years...One of my favorite Napa estates, proprietors Carol and Michael Marks own 16 acres on a gentle, west-facing slope in Yountville. They have long used the services of French winemaking consultant, Philippe Melka, to produce their two terrific red wines."





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