Winemaker Notes: "The 2012 OX was designed to be the perfect wine to pair with food. A fruit forward wine with supple aromatics of cinnamon spice, cacao nibs and toasted oak. Well balanced acids and tannin structure give OX great weight and structure without being overwhelming. Ripe raspberries, Italian plums, and toffee will make the palate sing, giving way to a lasting finish which coats your mouth with touches of red velvet cake and bourbon cured cherries. Created with food in mind, pair this with a beef tenderloin lightly rolled in a sea salt & peppercorn blend or with warmed tomato & spinach salad with pancetta red wine reduction dressing. Great now with a slight decant, this wine shows potential to last through 2020. Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot"
Wine Enthusiast 90pts: "A new addition to the winery’s lineup, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%), Merlot (12%), Cabernet Franc (4%), Syrah (4%) and Petit Verdot (2%) conveys dark chocolate, coffee and cherry. The cherry flavor shows both intensity and restraint backed by well-integrated tannins."