Napa Valley Red Blend

Dancing Hares Vineyard

Proprietary Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

It's time for some #MerlotThursday.
Here is a delicious Merlot - Cabernet blend from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a nice reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, figs, raisins, vanilla, sweet oak, spices, chocolates, peppercorn, dark coffee, light earth, tobacco, pencil lead and leather.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium minus acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, light cedar, leather, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins, tangy raspberries and spices.

This is a gorgeous Napa Valley red blend from a great vintage. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel. Rich, extracted, bold and beautiful. Big mouthfeel with a spicy finish.

Although very tasty now, this 7 year old still has a long long time in it. Very powerful.

A great wine to have all by itself. I loved smelling on it for a long while.

Robert Parker 93 points.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes). I love these Napa Bordeaux blends.

Thank you Barry for sharing.

A blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels for 2 years.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$150.
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Sixteen Appellations Napa Valley Red Blend 2013

A well made blend, but still tight at present. Prefer the petit Verdot and cab franc from this producer - both are excellent. — 7 days ago

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Amuse Bouche

Napa Valley Red Blend 2006

Ron R
9.3

Heidi’s own cab label. Lovely expression of a blend. Needs more time n the bottle. Eclipsed by the prior tastings. Still excellent. Leave this for another 3 years.
Another stellar gift from
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@Ron R Great label enjoy your weekend Cheers 🍷
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No chance for standing out tonight but seems like it reach its peak
9.3
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Great label

Favia

Cerro Sur Napa Valley Red Blend 2008

Shay A
9.4

This was fun to watch evolve. After about an hour, it really started blossoming. Surprisingly sweet and cold fruit on the nose...red, blue and black fruit spectrum. Touch of olive tapenade at first, spiced peppers showing cab franc but the Cabernet Sauvignon powers through before turning too herbal. Very plush on the palate...almost an American oak like palate with some coconut. Cherry liqueur, mixed berry pie and nutmeg. Light and nimble toward the finish. Complex. Really good right now. Thanks @Keith Fisher — 10 days ago

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Viader

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2001

Similar to the 00, but slightly more red fruit, slightly less harmonious, a little more muted. -but still fantastic!!! Briar and cedar. — 4 days ago

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Storybook Mountain Vineyards

Antaeus Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend 2012

2012 vintage. Super classy old school Napa. 53 Zinfandel 34 Cab Sauv 10 Petit Verdot 3 Merlot. Dark and dusty in both texture and flavor. Blackberry, currant, baked raspberry, sage, graphite, dried leaves, cedar, dried violets. Good complexity and still seems rather youthful, considering its age. — 3 days ago

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Spring Mountain Vineyard

Napa Valley Red Blend 2016

Paul K
9.3

Wonderful, but needs 3 hours.
Nose is pencil and dusty raspberry. Mouthfeel is great. BlackBerry, currant, and black raspberry. There is a consistency of dusty tannin throughout. Before 2 hours it was out of balance with acidity sticking out. I think this will be out of this world after xx years.
Spring Mountain tonight @Bryan Kesting
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@Paul K: I thought the mountain vineyard might be more tannic and need more time. I’m sure it will be great with some time in bottle.

La Sirena

Pirate TreasuRed Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

A magnificent everyday drinking wine. Full of well balanced red fruit and tannins. Heidi Barrett is an incredible winemaker. Reasonable price for a great wine🍷 — 4 days ago

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Inglenook

Rubicon Napa Valley 2008

Keeps getting better with age. Fully integrated tannins with dark fruit, hints of mocha, tobacco and long pleasant finish. — 2 days ago

Shay, Kimberly and 9 others liked this

Blankiet Estate

Paradise Hills Vineyard Proprietary Red Wine 2012

California fruit in a restrained, tart style. Just entering it’s prime. — a day ago

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What was the vintage? On the list, but always try to be patient with their wines.
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@Eric Shanks 🤤🤤🤤