Kvintners klein

Red Blend, "The Klein" 2012

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Oh God! First words from my mouth and F**K Yeah! Rich, dense, chewy, immeasurably complex. Crushed rock, earthy, graphite, dry herb. I still can’t believe it. Amazing!

Country:
USA
Region:
Walla Walla Valley
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
41% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
96

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Aging:
80% new oak (22 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
15.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
232

Reviews

  • "96 points. A blend of 41% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Cabernet Franc, the 2012 Klein (they do two wines from this site, a 100% Syrah and this Bordeaux blend) has fabulous Cabernet notes of currants, ground herbs, crushed rocks and graphite to go with a deep, full-bodied, layered, concentrated style on the palate. There's an upfront feel here due to the wealth of fruit, but it has ample tannic grip through the mid-palate and finish. Give it a few years, it will knock your socks off for at least the following 10-15 years." (Wine Advocate)
  • "92 points. Powerful, ripe and focused, with a dense mouthful of blueberry, plum and licorice flavors playing against firm tannins that wrap around the extended finish. This has presence and a sense of tension. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2022. 232 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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