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Archimedes 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola's flagship Sonoma Cab, Archimedes is crafted from small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from prime Alexander Valley vineyards and produced in very limited quantity for the true connoisseur. Archimedes matures in barrels for nearly two years in order to achieve a high degree of tannin development, flavor integration, and textural refinement. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc the wine aged 21 months in French oak; 50% new, 50% 1–2 years old. Robert Parker scored it 94+ saying "The intriguingly packaged 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Archimedes (I'll spare you the back label philosophy) exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue, gorgeous blueberry and black raspberry fruit, incense and white flower notes, full body and a layered, seriously endowed personality. Still primary and youthful, but bursting with potential, it should age nicely for 12-15+ years. It is the most promising for long-term development of all these wines."