Viader Vineyards Napa Valley Red Blend 2001

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Rating: WE 92, WS 92, RP 91, VN 90, JR 18/20

Year: 2001

1 in stock

TASTING NOTES

Dense and taut in acids and fresh tannins, a young, chewy wine with a good future, to judge from the muscularity. Black cherry, pepper and herbs are framed in plenty of new oak. Immature, but should age well. 

Wine Enthusiast.

Graceful and complex, with layers of spice, dried berry, mocha, roasted herb and tobacco, smooth on the finish, with ripe integrated tannins. 

James Laube, Wine Spectator.

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.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate.

Good ruby-red color. Vibrant aromas of blackberry, violet, tobacco, cedar and chocolatey oak. Sweet, supple and silky, with a burnished oak element and broad, fine tannins. Distinctly creamy in the middle, even on the soft side. Not quite as gripping as it appeared to be from barrel a year ago, but aromatic and suave. 

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.

Blackish crimson -- a very deep colour. Tarry nose. Complete and rich. Sweet, round and full. Quite a blockbuster though with a neat dry finish. Exceptionally persistent. Quite alcoholic but still well balanced. 

Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com


Collections: Domestic Reds

Category: 2001, 750 ml



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