Napa Valley Red Blend

William Hill Estate Winery

Bench Blend Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, light vegetables, leather, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, spices and black pepper.

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

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha, coffee, tobacco, leather, graphite, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 4 year old Bordeaux Blend from Napa is very fruity with great complexity and a great mouthfeel. Well balanced and spicy. Rich, extracted and delicious.

Peaking now and will be good in the next few years.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when tannins come in.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers, but it is so yummy all by itself. Thank you Alex for sharing this with me.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

Delightful and very drinkable, so watch out with all that alcohol...😃

15% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$35.
— 8 days ago

Kirk, Martin and 13 others liked this

Dancing Hares Vineyard

Mad Hatter Napa Valley Red Blend 2016

Have enjoyed this wine in past vintages. This did not strike me as being of a similar quality. — 2 days ago

Shay, Eric and 2 others liked this

Spring Mountain Vineyard

Napa Valley Red Blend 2001

Can still get the dusty strawberries, cherry, and floral notes on the nose I associate with Spring Mountain and memories of this vintage. There is also leather, earth, and a little forest floor now. Mouthfeel is supple. Cherry, leather, and chocolate. Finish is good. Tannins held up well. There’s a little funk at the end that tells me this is a little past prime. Drink now. I have two bottles left. Come over and give me an excuse to open. — 15 days ago

Jason, Shay and 4 others liked this

Trinchero Napa Valley

Napa Valley Meritage Red Blend 2010

Shay A
9.2

Plum, black cherry and cherry cordial on the nose...spice cake too. Herbal and blackberry notes on the front palate but a very dense and flavor packed mid palate through finish of cassis, and rhubarb tart. Still tannic. No rush here. — 4 days ago

Severn, Jason and 19 others liked this

Yates Family Vineyard

Mountain Mount Veeder Red Blend 2013

15.1% ABV.
@Delectable Wine This is a Wine Club exclusive called “Sisters”.

From such a structured Napa vintage and deriving from Mount Veeder I was expecting (and hoping for) more supporting tannins and backbone.
Too “smooth” for my liking it almost comes across as having some residual sugar?
Should find plenty of fans in the Big & Bold camp.
— 5 days ago

Mark, Ray and 2 others liked this

Nine Suns

Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

Greg Ballington
9.5



Dark purplish ruby red and coats the glass. Plush nose with tons of spices, black fruits, dark spices, cinnamon and some vanilla. Rich palate with dark spices, black fruit and cassis. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2038.
— 14 days ago

Sean BallingtonIndia OkohDavid L
with Sean, India and 3 others
David, P and 36 others liked this

Paraduxx (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Proprietary Napa Valley Red Blend 2015

Paraduxx 2015 proprietary red wine. A Duckhorn wine company. A very nice simple red. Soft dark berries and light tannins. If you could cross a big bold cab and a light relaxing pinot, this is it! Wonderful chocolate and mild spice. Not too dry, but drier than I expected on the finish. This would go great with a steak! — 6 days ago

Kimberly, Shay and 8 others liked this

Ovid

Napa Valley Red Blend 2010

Sometimes luck is on your side and your friend opens up an amazing bottle of wine and says had you had this yet. What ensued was such a wonderful mixture of red and dark fruits that complement each other superbly. This wine has all the usual characteristics of a Bordeaux Blend. Such an enjoyment to drink. This is a superbly crafted bottle of wine. — 3 years ago

Steve, P and 7 others liked this

Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Oakville Red Wine 2011

Bevan Cellars “ Ontogeny” is an entry level cab with a high-end taste. Decanted about 30 minutes this wine turns into a delicious, full -mouthed experience with hints of bing cherries, spiced chocolate and floral finish. A must try for serious cab drinkers. — 9 days ago

Julie PetersonApril LoveJeff Griffin
with Julie, April and 2 others
Isaac, Shay and 20 others liked this

Relic Wines

Ritual Napa Valley Mourvedre Blend 2013

Served from Coravin. I can see why the average CT for these wines hovers around a 91. This wine seems to drink in 'reverse.' Has a powerful purple and black fruit opening, but then really thins out quite a bit to a sweeter purple fruit and fig-rich finish. Definitely not a bad wine. Almost wondering if I didn't open this one too early, but not so sure as this one sort of has somewhat of a tart fruit finish. Not that it wasn't an enjoyable tart finish, but not what I was expecting. Just seemed to be all over the place. Would I kick this one out of bed for eating crackers? Naa....I'd probably eat a few myself. I think this wine showed better at the winery. If you have these, I really can't tell you whether or not I'd drink or hold....a little confused by this one! Might be worth popping the cork on the remaining half of the bottle, re-corking in an hour and coming back to the remainder tomorrow! — 16 days ago

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Very interesting. Taking it to Classic tomorrow? ;) I may be there...
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Lol, probably not this one! But I do have a 2011 and 2010 that probably both need to be popped.... perhaps one of the two? Or both? :)