Red

2012 Carte Blanche Proprietary Red

Red Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2017 - 2032 (Edit)
CT92.5 5 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 21, 2017 - Popped and poured. Really showing its merlot right now with rich aromas of plum, mocha, and black cherry. On the palate, rich with black cherry, plum, mocha, and spice. Long balanced finish with plenty of grip. I would hold these for 5+ There seems to be a lot of upside here.

  • Tonythefish wrote: 93 points

    October 1, 2017 - Has improved in last 6 months and is maturing beautifully. Now will hold on for awhile to see if the wine matures further. Very good

  • Tonythefish Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 23, 2017 - Wine has matured beautifully. almost opaque in color with Dark fruit and pencil lead. Full mouthfeel and lasting finish

  • Tonythefish wrote: 92 points

    March 26, 2017 - Agree with other review of wine. Very young but enjoyable - should ramp up over time

  • GTFreek wrote:

    October 29, 2015 - 36/36/19/9 Cabernet/Merlot/Cab Franc/Petit Verdot. Medium plus nose shows classic oak notes, blackberry, black plum, graphite, black pepper, blueberry, fresh bark, graphite. Palate matches, juicy black fruit and spice, sweetness from oak, dry river bed minerality, lots of layers and structure here. Medium plus finish, medium plus to high tannins, high alcohol. Still pretty primary, enjoy now or hold for as long as you want.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2013 Napa Valley: Once Upon a Time in America… (Oct 2015), 10/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Carte Blanche
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Proprietary Red
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 136 (57%)
  • Consumed 103 (43%)

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