Deep dark purple and rich in the glass, the 2012 Appassionata is decadent with dark fruit, espresso, subtle black licorice with a hint of vanilla, a kiss of ground coffee and the umami of forest floor. A bursting full-body with firm tannins and a long, persistent finish. Exceptionally balanced with good acidity, structure and complexity.
93 Points - Robert Parker
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Appassionata is a classic 2012. Flamboyant and dramatic, with loads of sweet blackcurrant fruit as well as touches earth, camphor and charcoal embers, this Cabernet is fleshy, almost fat, with full-bodied opulence and a seductive, velvety finish. There’s no reason to defer gratification on this luscious wine, which is made in relatively small quantities (125 cases). Drink it over the next 10-12 years.