Prevail Back Forty 2012
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.
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.
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.