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WINE OF THE MONTH
2012 THE DODD
(48% Tannat, 23% Zinfandel, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petite Verdot)
Klau Mine Vineyard, Paso Robles, CA
The non-irrigated dry farming that these vines experience throughout the year gifts us beautifully concentrated wines. Perfumed notes from the Petite Verdot combine in thunderous fashion with what smells like an entire bush of blackberries. The toastiness of the larger puncheons our Tannat ages in conjures flavors of fruit cobbler. We love the potential this wine has with dishes like Cassoulet or a bison/linguiça burger.
“The inky colored 2012 The Dodd checks in as a unique blend of 48% Tannat, 23% Zinfandel, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Petit Verdot. Aged 18 months in neutral barrels and puncheons, it's impeccably balanced, has ripe tannin, medium to full-bodied richness and abundant notes of raspberries, blackberries, peppery herbs and spice. It's a great drink today, yet will evolve for a decade.”
91 points ~ Jeb Dunnuck
“Opaque ruby. Smoke-tinged black and blue fruit, violet and cola scents expand with air, picking up suggestions of Indian spices and candied licorice. Appealingly sweet black currant and boysenberry flavors show serious depth as well as surprising vivacity. The spice and blue fruit qualities build on the persistent finish, which features supple tannins and a late jolt of cracked pepper.”
92 points ~ Josh Raynolds
We are offering an additional 10% discount on the purchase of three or more bottles, of 2012 The Dodd, through the month of February.
We produced 539 cases of The Dodd in 2012.
$45 bottle/$486.00 case Wine Club Price $36.00 bottle/ $432.00 case
|5800 Adelaida Road
Paso Robles CA 93446