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Viader Vineyards Napa Valley Red Wine 2001
Viader Vineyards Napa Valley Red Wine 2001
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  BN#475635
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Region: California » Napa Valley
Producer: Viader Vineyards

Price:$49.99

in mixed case $42.49

 375ml

SKU01970

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Viader Vineyards

Intense concentrated fruit with black currents, layers of chocolate, hints of licorice, anise, earth and leather,with a long,complex,andlingeringaftertaste. Powerfulnose and rich everlasting core of red and black fruits with well-incorporated tannins- though not overpowering-lead to an elegant and graceful gem. Although quite approachable, it will continue to age superbly over the next two decades. It is best to drink around 5 to 7 years from vintage date for added bottle bouquet & complexity, although it has also the potential to age well for over two decades.

Wine Spectator

Graceful and complex, with layers of spice, dried berry, mocha, roasted herb and tobacco, smooth on the finish, with ripe integrated tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.-2001 California Cabernet blind retrospective (June 2011). Drink now through 2018. 4,800 cases made.

Score: 92. —James Laube, 2011.

Wine Advocate

Displaying loads of complexity, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Cabernet Franc has a nose of bay leaf, black currants, cedar in a very perfumed, medium-bodied, quintessentially elegant style. It is not a far-fetched comparison to call this Napa Valley Cheval Blanc, although that wine is a nearly equal part blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon rather than Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Dark plum/purple, pure, and close to full maturity, this wine should continue to age nicely for at least another decade or more.

Score: 91. —Robert Parker, June 2011.



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