2012 Reckoning Red
Red Blend •ONX Estate
California: Paso Robles
When you run out of today’s Onx Wines 2012 Reckoning Red, you’ll weep. Be sure to buy enough to last you. This wine is drinking beautifully now and bottles that are well cared for should last you another decade.
Here’s what the big time critics have to say about this wine:
“This mashup of 62% Syrah, 16% Petite Sirah, 8% Tempranillo, 7% Grenache, 5% Zinfandel and 2% Malbec delivers aromas of black cherry and Chinese five spice as well as mint and black earth. The palate picks up blackberry-laced iced tea with sprigs of mint and pinches of cardamom, alongside spicy gingerbread cake.” - 93 points - Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
“The inky-colored 2012 Reckoning is the star of the lineup. Made from a kitchen sink-like blend of 62% Syrah, 16% Petite Sirah, 8% Tempranillo, 7% Grenache and the balance Zinfandel and Malbec, this beauty dishes up loads of blueberry, blackberry, spring flowers, licorice and serious minerality to go with a medium to full-bodied, fresh and elegant feel on the palate. The vintage’s purity of fruit is front and center here, and this has a great mix of richness and freshness. It will drink well for 7-8 years. A new estate for me, these eclectic blends come from the ONX Wines estate vineyard that’s located on the west side of Paso Robles. They’re all well-made and have up front, textured profiles that score high on drinkability.” - 92 points - Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
What do we say? Don’t miss out on this bold, juicy, flavor-packed, magical, delicious, powerhouse wonder of a wine. Get yourself some - before Agent Red buys it all!
Darkest inky crimson. Swirl the wine and it coats the glass with crimson-purple goodness.
Brooding, dark and incredibly fragrant. Smoked meats meld with black fruit of plum, blackberry, and blueberry. Just beneath these, additional aromas of hickory, licorice, flint, graphite, black pepper and a hint of burnt sugar.
Big and delicious, with blackberry, plum, blueberry and licorice notes at the front of the palate. As the wine settles across the palate, flavors of graphite, black fig, pure cocoa, caramelized sugar, soft spice, toasty oak and smoked meats appear.
Incredibly long and flavor-filled, with black fruit yielding to earth and spice as integrated tannins gently take hold, adding a bit of grippiness.
This beautiful, bold, magical beast of a wine needs something equally hearty and big. A pepper crusted steak comes to mind!
What the Winery Says
- Brian Brown
- Syrah 62%, Petite Sirah 16%, Tempranillo 8%, Grenache 7%, Zinfandel 5%, Malbec 2%
- Templeton Gap
- ONX Estate
- 5.6 g/L
- Fermentation process
- Fermented in a combination of 1-ton open top tanks, ½-ton open top French oak puncheons, and a stainless steel tank following a five day cold soak.
- 19 months post fermentation in a mixture of French oak puncheons and barriques (~40% new oak).