Aromas of tar, berries and dark chocolate. Always subtle. Medium body, firm and polished tannins and a bright and beautiful fruit tension towards the end. Linear and stylish. Drink or hold. (12/12/16) . 94pts JS
The blend is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec. Our flagship wine, a full-bodied, single vineyard red blend, grants a nod toward elegance for the 2012 vintage. This Bordeaux-style blend is silky, reserved and supremely balanced. Lush aromatics of raspberry and dark cherry with a hint of eucalyptus, The Oracle is decadent, but with finesse. Earthiness and layers of dried flowers and cocoa integrate harmoniously into a finely balanced marriage between tannin and acid, providing the structure that ensures, like all impeccable beauties, this wine is sure to age gracefully. Barrel aged 20 months in 60% new French oak. Alcohol 14.4%."