Prevail Back Forty 2012

$84.99
$76.49

SKU PREVAIL2012

750ml

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Our mountain vines are grown in shallow, rocky, low-vigor soils that add impressive depth and concentration of flavors to the wine. Overall 2012 was a very good year with ideal weather conditions for the vines. Consistently warm temperatures during the summer months without any heat spikes or major rain events allowed for longer "hang time" for the grapes, which led to fully ripe flavors. The grapes for Back Forty were harvested mid October. Back Forty pairs well with roasted, broiled or barbequed red meats such as lamb, beef, pork or veal. Medium and strong-flavored semi-soft, semi-hard, aged or creamy cheeses work well, or pair Back Forty with a dark chocolate dessert for a special treat.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Alexander Valley
Brand Prevail
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • wa92+

Wine AdvocateI also tasted the Prevail Back Forty and West Face 2012 Cabernets. I remember seeing these wines when Philippe Melka was overseeing their debut. They all come from Ferrari-Caraon's Lookout Mountain Ranch and are composed of different blends.

Robert Parker, December 2014
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorTightly wound yet richly flavored, with generous blackberry, anise, cedar, crushed rock and black licorice notes that are expansive and lingering. The chewy tannins are ripe and gripping. Best from 2017 through 2030. 650 cases made.

James Laube, December 31, 2015
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastSmoky cigar and toffee caramel hit the high notes in this soft, thick and rich reserve-level wine, sure to please fans of a full-bodied, generously layered style. Blackberry and blueberry jam provide the fruit to match the savory elements.

Virginie Boone, February 1, 2016