Atalon Pauline's Cuvée 2012

$34.00
$30.60

SKU 784794001794

750ml

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Pauline's Cuvée is made after the wines of the Right Bank. Merlot and Cabernet Franc lead the way to a soft supple wine with lots of character. Dark Ruby in color. Aromatic notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum, currant, integrated sweet oak, cinnamon and clove spices, and shaved milk chocolate. It has a delicate and soft entry with great depth and balance. It is the definition of soft and velvety! Elegant!
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Atalon
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorFocused and well-built, with notes of smoky currant, lead pencil and licorice. The flavors take on density and tannins toward the finish. Hands-off for now. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Best from 2017 through 2022. 7,500 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2015
  • we85

Wine EnthusiastMade from a majority of Merlot rounded out by other red Bordeaux varieties, this wine leans savory, featuring mushroom and leather within a suggestion of Martini olive water. The fruit is more shy, revealing black currant at best, with a flat, ghost-like finish.

Virginie Boone, August 1, 2015