The 2012 Doctor brims with captivating aromas of black raspberry, violets, toffee, white pepper, black cherry, cinnamon, sage and clove. Lush cassis, blueberry, dark chocolate, rosemary, and caramelized oak flavors are supported by a fleshy mid palate, giving way to refined tannins and a round, full finish. Drink now through 2028.
“A superb tannic-acid structure is allied with complex black currant, grilled meat bone and smoky oak flavors that finish dry, long and spicy. The cépage is Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, making it one of the most compelling blends available today from Napa Valley. Give it until 2017–2018 in the cellar to begin to mellow.” Cellar Selection.—SH