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Lot 406 2012 Red Hen Ranch, Oak Knoll District Meritage
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Lot 406 | 2012 Napa Valley


A Napa Valley single-vineyard beauty.


(22 Reviews)

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22 Reviews Total


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Nice wine, drinking now

Ruby red color, cherries on the nose, light tannins, drinking now with nice fruit but a bit bitter on the finish.


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Great powerful wine

I read the 2015 reviews and decided to wait before drinking this beauty. It has a great nose and a long concentrated taste with black cherries coming through on the finish. No need to decant this wine. Just open and enjoy. It went beautifully with a wine based pot roast.


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Very good Meritage

This is a very good everyday wine. Lots of nice fruit up front with a lively finish all though it is short.


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I agree with the comment regarding giving this wine time.
It's so good, I'm not sure too many bottles will last into old age...


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Give it time--it will amaze you

I know--you're just like me: you cannot wait to open your newly arrived bottles of CH. I have so often opened them right out of the case; just could not wait. But please--please--let them rest, give them a few monthts, then enjoy. This one is a classic example. Right out of the box, this is s fine wine. Clearly well sourced and--it seems, better made every year--and very well blended, this wine is a winner any day. But wow--after a few months of rest, it's at the top of its game. Perfectely balanced--fruit, structure, spiciness, smoothness. This is an impecably made wine. Pure enjoyment and an excellent 18 bucks. Good luck finding a better wine under 20 dollars.


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I must like Red Hen Ranch

The Merlot was fantastic. This is almost as good. The blend changes things, but not the quality. Clearly, the Cabernet adds dimension. I love this wine and have purchased it several times. Like most California wines, it is easy to drink by itself, but works with robust foods (I consider a good roast chicken a robust food).


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Don't commit infanticide...

It's already luscious, but still very young. It will only get better with age. But even now you can taste the wonderful terroir. Love the dark spice finish.


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Better with age!

Michael is right--this outstanding wine gets better with age! My second or third order and waiting to open makes all the difference. As with most of Cam's wines I could not wait to open my first bottle. I did, days (if that) after it arrived. It was good, had promise. But months later...what a difference. This is solid, complex, superior wine. Fruit, tannins, graphite, body--it's got it all. Find a Bordeaux or similar blend of this quality at this price. Don't even bother. Lesson learned--buy some of Cam's insane value field blends for drinking now and let these wines mature and improve. Trust me--buy it, lay it down, let it breathe If you don't buy it, I'll buy more.


Very Nice

Found this wine available when at a dinner in Chicago. Listed at $55 but on special for $27. Shared it with a buddy for our meal and loved it. Worth the price even at $27.

Michael from Delaware

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Good Effort Better with time

We have left this wines age for several months since getting our shipment from CH. I think this wine will peak in the next year in 2016. It is a typical Meritage blend with Merlot and Cabs up front.