'Take Five' 2012 Red Wine
Sonoma Valley — Sonoma County
200 cases produced
A sumptuous blend of five stellar grapes — merlot, syrah, malbec, sangiovese & petit verdot. This is a wine to bring to a party ... or to horde all to yourself.
Take Five was inspired by one of the most performed jazz tunes of all time, Dave Brubeck’s legendary song of the same name. This wine was blended from five grapes — 50% merlot, 20% syrah, 18% malbec, 8% sangiovese and 4% petit verdot — sourced from five select Sonoma Valley vineyards. Aged 30 months in French and American oak. Bottled in July, 2015.
What the Critics are Saying...
Bright garnet; notes of bright red fruit, spice notes, dried rose petals, smokey tobacco, and lingering chocolate and vanilla; inspired by the legendary song of the same name by Dave Brubeck; jazzy on the palate, lively and energetic yet smooth and silky, well-structured and balanced tannins and acidity, lingering spicy finish.
Michelle Williams... Rockin Red Blog
It's peppery like a cinnamon red-hot, its body a melange of red fruits---not quite cranberry, not quite plum or raspberry or cherry but sort of allof those together---dosed with twinkly spices and set aflame at the finish. The oak doesn't feel dominant, and I suspect it has smoothed the wine which has the substance to stand up to such a long elevage.
Meg Houston Maker
92 Points-The wine is a deep, dark purple color. The enticing nose has plums, baking spices, black cherries, tobacco, scorched earth, licorice, fresh ground espresso beans and dried flowers. This has a full body with moderaye to solid tannins and good acidity. On the palate plums, espresso beans, baking spices and black cherries quickly grab your attention with tobacco and scorched earth coming in later. The finish has very good length with licorice and a dried floral note providing nice depth. This is a big bodied wine with nice fruit and savory elements all held together nicely by the tannic backbone and acidity. No herry on this one, it has the balance to age gracefully for several years.
Cliff Brown... Cliff's Wine Picks