Gandona Encosta Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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91 Points, Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Gandona Vineyards Encosta Cabernet Sauvignon (which I assume is somewhat of a second-wine selection) is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Merlot. The wine shows spicy, foresty notes, a touch of tobacco leaf, moderate structure and blackcurrant and black raspberry fruit in a medium-bodied, juicy, alluring and seductive style. Drink it over the next 8-10 years."

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Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Dark fruit with baking spices on the nose. Somewhat of a fruit bomb on the palate. Super thick and concentrated. Ripe blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, blueberries, coco powder, vanilla , caramel, violets, soft and silky medium intensity minerality, soft leather, lite oak presence and a very nice long full finish that leaves a dusty tannin presence the palate on the long finish.

Dark fruit with baking spices on the nose. Somewhat of a fruit bomb on the palate. Super thick and concentrated. Ripe blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, blueberries, coco powder, vanilla , caramel, violets, soft and silky medium intensity minerality, soft leather, lite oak presence and a very nice long full finish that leaves a dusty tannin presence the palate on the long finish.

9.2

Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe Delectable Pro

Big, dense CA Cab. Dark berries, spice, tons of power. Great 2nd label!

Big, dense CA Cab. Dark berries, spice, tons of power. Great 2nd label!

9.4

Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe Delectable Pro

Dense dark berries, bit of tar, sweet core of fruit.

Dense dark berries, bit of tar, sweet core of fruit.

9.4

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Meaning “hillside” in Portuguese, a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc & 4% Merlot. Small production, big wine, black berry fruit aromas with sweet spice notes. Flavors of black cherry, raspberry and currants with cacao, with smooth tannins. Great balance, enticing character, lingering finish ending with hints of earthy tones. Has room to age. Very nice.

Meaning “hillside” in Portuguese, a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc & 4% Merlot. Small production, big wine, black berry fruit aromas with sweet spice notes. Flavors of black cherry, raspberry and currants with cacao, with smooth tannins. Great balance, enticing character, lingering finish ending with hints of earthy tones. Has room to age. Very nice.

9.3

Joe Flo

Wow very impressed with this Pritchard Hill sourced grapes.

Wow very impressed with this Pritchard Hill sourced grapes.

9.4

Brenda Reyes

Madrina $180 Jammy, polished tannins, complex slight acidity

Madrina $180 Jammy, polished tannins, complex slight acidity

9.2

Gina Puente

Jammy, complex. Anticipating to be awesome w cabrito y lobster

Jammy, complex. Anticipating to be awesome w cabrito y lobster

9.3

Ryan Mayes

This puppy has a nose bigger than Nixon. Ton of cassis, licorice and alcohol. I guessed this was 15.2% and turns out it's 15.3% (+/- so maybe I'm right - either way, a wine that will f you up). Gripping tannins and acidity, this juice is alive. It's alive! Berries, chocolate, other tooth staining corrosives. Finish is just beginning. Paired very well with steak and Mac and cheese. In conclusion: a bit over the top yet very much enjoyable nonetheless.

This puppy has a nose bigger than Nixon. Ton of cassis, licorice and alcohol. I guessed this was 15.2% and turns out it's 15.3% (+/- so maybe I'm right - either way, a wine that will f you up). Gripping tannins and acidity, this juice is alive. It's alive! Berries, chocolate, other tooth staining corrosives. Finish is just beginning. Paired very well with steak and Mac and cheese. In conclusion: a bit over the top yet very much enjoyable nonetheless.

9.2

Gabriel Anderson

Has hints of green tomatoes and jalapeño peppers...

Has hints of green tomatoes and jalapeño peppers...

9.5

Edmond Bordelon Delectable Pro

Melka is able to bring a very complex and dynamic wine to life with this Cabernet Sauvignon.

Melka is able to bring a very complex and dynamic wine to life with this Cabernet Sauvignon.

9.3

Location

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    Washington D.C., DC 20018

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