2012 Lateral Bordeaux Blend   

Dark opaque color...Graphite and cedar nose reminiscent of ripe Bordeaux.  Deep brooding fruit aromas with purple plums and dark chocolate aromas followed by hints of loam and cocoa.  Plush entry and dense mouth-filling texture.  Youthful and structured but with ripe tannins that are fine grained and soft on the finish.  A stunning rendition of our “Right Bank” style.  A huge and impressive LATERAL vintage: sure to please.  A perfect entry with medium-light mouthfeel and elegant texture but not too lean.  Small scale, feminine structure.  Super attractive Bordeaux texture of fresh mineral laden running water.  Attractive oak and Merlot varietal notes appear in light finish.  A stunning rendition of our “Right Bank” style.  A huge and impressive LATERAL vintage: sure to please.

Lateral is an artisan wine, handmade by Chris Condos in concert with owner Marty Mathis.  Condos is renowned for his expertise in high quality, small batch wines and his advocacy of Advanced Organics winemaking practices.  Mathis, a veteran winemaker, started producing Lateral to recreate the balanced, luxurious blend found in the fine wines of St. Emilion Bordeaux.

 

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