Andrew Lane Barrel Select 2012 | Napa Bordeaux blend for the ages
Andrew Lane Barrel Select 2012 displays deep ruby black in color. Ripe aromas of blackberry, cassis, mocha, toasty oak, and dark chocolate. And mouth-filling and open with ripe tannins. Most of all, full-body with flavors of mocha, black cherry, cassis, and black plum. Drink now-2020. From Winemaker Andrew Dickson.
The mix for the Andrew Lane Barrel Select 2012 hailed from some of Napa’s most coveted old-vine sites: 72% Merlot from the eastern slope of Atlas Peak, 12% Petit Verdot from Howell Mountain, 10% Cabernet from Rutherford’s Chaix estate, and 6% field blend from St. Helena. The result? A 2012 Bordeaux blend for the ages, supple and sumptuous, drinking perfectly today after a six-year stint in the cellars. Sign up for your take before it’s gone.
Andrew Lane Winery
If the folks at Andrew Lane Winery know anything, it’s richness that flirts with hedonism and profound fruit concentration. While the business dates back to the early 1970s when Dave Dickson moved to Napa, attracted by California’s prime surfing waves. After meeting vineyard manager Rex Geitner, Dave caught the winemaking bug. And traded in his Mickey Munoz surfboard for an old basket press (still in use today). Soon, his Sauvignon Blancs and Cabernet Sauvignons were snapping up awards along the coast. Including “Best Of” honors at the Napa Town & Country Fair.
Winemaker Andrew Dickson | Hidden Affordable Napa Valley
When Winemaker Andrew Dickson made a fraction of his library collection available to us, we snapped up 100 cases of this opulent effort on the spot. After aging for 6 years in cool, dark Napa cellars, the Right Bank-styled beauty can be yours for $30. Hence, the steal of the phenomenal 2012 harvest.
Andrew took over operations in 2002 and focused on making superbly structured Bordeaux blends infused with New World ripeness. In addition winning recognition in Food & Wine as the face of “Hidden, Affordable Napa Valley.”