2012 was a wonderful growing year and a bountiful harvest for Emeritus. The ripening of the fruit was flawless; dry farming evened out the maturation curve of the grapes without the dips and spikes that were seen when we irrigated our vineyards in the past. Still masculine in nature, this wine retains charm. It marries elegance and mountain ruggedness that characterize this region. The wine is unapologetically bold but underneath lies a gentleman.
— Nicolas Cantacuzene