|"The aromatics on the 2012 Right Bank are vibrant and defined. The nose packed with blackberry with streaks of red berries,
plums, dark cocoa, leather, blue violets & roses, bright, clove, anise, and allspice. The palate follows the nose and reveals wonderful balance. The oak and grape tannins are seamless, the acid is bright but does not detract from how supple and approachable the wine is , even in its youth. The wine has the framework to hold up for 30 years, but good luck waiting that long! 2012 was a vintage that winemakers pray for due to its nearly perfect weather conditions for grape growing. The spring kicked off with a well timed bud-break, then followed with nearly perfect pollination, and fruit-set. The summer was dry with warm but not excessively hot days, and cool nights. The harvest yielded a large, and high quality crop that flowed in from the vineyards to processing at a slow and steady pace." —winemaker
Blend: 68% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot
Wine Anthology review:
Right Bank is, as its name suggests, a tribute to the wines of the Right Bank of France's Bordeaux region, including famous appellations like Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, and others. With a grape blend in proportion of nearly 70-30 Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the French influence really comes through in the depth on flavor on display. Concentrated notes of black cherry, black plum, and menthol emerge from its medium-full body, with an aromatic complexity that is capped off with velvety tannins on the long finish. The dream 2012 vintage in Napa keeps rolling on and Anderson's is reaping the rewards of this incredible growing season.