2012 Lauren Ashton Cellars Cuvee Estelle
Second wine we are trying tonight and the same name as my mom. Garnet red with a crimson core. Nose started off with a slight smokiness that wore off to plums, dark cherries, and some light strawberries. Very interesting undertone of thick and creamy dark cocoa. Slight baking spices on the palate with some dark cherries and plums. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) with a strong structured body. Slight dryness to the finish. Definitely needs a couple years to fully integrate and becoming a stunning WA Bordeaux.
This wine is 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The name 'Estelle' for this bottling was chosen by winemaker, Kit Singh, because "Estelle translates to STAR in both Latin and French - we make all of our wines in a traditional French style. I think STAR is a perfect way to describe this wine, our Cuvee Estelle." Only 450 cases produced.
2017 till 2028.
Price Point:$$ - Sample provided by the Estate. Can be purchased from the Estate for $35.00.