Avennia Sestina Red 2013
2012 vintage notes
95 points Wine Advocate: "The top Bordeaux blend of the estate, the 2012 Sestina (72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, aged 20 months in 70% new French oak) is a serious, age-worthy effort that will need a decade to hit full maturity. Exhibiting notes of black fruits, smoke tobacco, scorched earth and graphite, it’s full-bodied, structured and concentrated, with a great finish. It opens up nicely in the glass, and will still be kicking on its 20th birthday."
93 points Wine Spectator: "Firm in texture, with expressive layers of toasty, sassafras-infused cherry and coffee flavors, lingering against powdery tannins. Has all the pieces in an elegant package. Just needs cellaring to bring the elements together. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2016. 475 cases made."
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