16 Ratings
Gilbert Cellars Left Bank

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) Resting in the glass, the 2012 Left Bank shows a deep, dense plum color characteristic of the blend and revealing of the vintage. Immediately, the nose jumps forth with aromas of ripe black fruit - currant, blackberry, cocoa bean - cigar tobacco, paper smoke, wet rock, freshly-milled cedar, and peppermint liqueur. Broodingly complex and dignified. Upon tasting the palate surprises initially with dry-restraint yet fulfills the earth-driven promise of the nose with micro-fine tannins, a dense mid-palate, medium-long finish, and subtly balanced alcohol and acidity.

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    A full, rich robust wine with black cherry, crushed herb and vanilla charac ters backed by a palate - cleansing acidity and ripe tannins. 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 5% Malbec Alcohol: 14.9% pH: 3.72 g/L TA: 6.4

    about 7 years