2012 Big Basin Vineyards "Homestead" California Rhone Blend (750ml)15 1 0 0
A blend of 34% Grenache, 23% Syrah, 21% Carignan, 18% Mourvedre and the balance Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Homestead is a ripe, rounded and textured wine that has loads of black licorice, ground herbs, pepper and spice that are backed up by a core of sweet black fruit. Staying fresh and lively, with a terrific finish, enjoy this forward, fruit-loaded effort over the coming 5-7 years.
Located high up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Big Basin Vineyards is run by Bradley Brown. He releases numerous estate wines, yet also makes a number of wines from other top vineyards in the Central Coast. These 2011s show the freshness and focus of the cooler vintage, and his 2012s offer beautiful purity, with more fruit forward profiles. JD (8/2014)