Kuleto Estate

India Ink Napa Valley Red Blend

9.0183 ratings
8.920 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Craig Stanfield

Pretty simple.

Pretty simple.

Aug 7th, 2018
"Odedi"

Dark purple in color with a purple rim.

Fruity nose with cherries, plums, blackberries, black currants, vanilla, licorice, spices, oak, leather, earth, chocolates, coffee, light vegetables, graphite and black pepper.

Full-bodied and smooth with medium-plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, wood, vanilla, cloves, dark coffee, chocolates, bitter herbs, cola, earth, vegetables and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Napa red blend. Still young, but already enjoyable even by itself. Needs a year or two to balance itself out. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. A little bitter on the ending, which will disappear in time. This is very enjoyable.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly and show some tannins.

A blend of 60% Petite Sirah, 20% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Zinfandel and 3% Syrah.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$23.

Dark purple in color with a purple rim.

Fruity nose with cherries, plums, blackberries, black currants, vanilla, licorice, spices, oak, leather, earth, chocolates, coffee, light vegetables, graphite and black pepper.

Full-bodied and smooth with medium-plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, wood, vanilla, cloves, dark coffee, chocolates, bitter herbs, cola, earth, vegetables and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Napa red blend. Still young, but already enjoyable even by itself. Needs a year or two to balance itself out. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. A little bitter on the ending, which will disappear in time. This is very enjoyable.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly and show some tannins.

A blend of 60% Petite Sirah, 20% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Zinfandel and 3% Syrah.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$23.

Jun 5th, 2018
Emeralde Seaton

Complex, a bit sappy...a treat! Would buy again!

Complex, a bit sappy...a treat! Would buy again!

4 people found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2015
Rebecca Flores

Loved it!

Loved it!

2 people found it helpfulJan 27th, 2015
Ibsen Santos

Enough said. Almost perfect, little tart.

Enough said. Almost perfect, little tart.

2 people found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, cherries, toasted oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates, earth, vegetables, thyme, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, wood, licorice, vanilla, earth, green vegetables, bitter herbs, graphite, spices, eucalyptus, peppercorn, leather and tobacco.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Red Blend from Napa County is already drinking nicely, but is still young. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Balanced and spicy, but a little bitter on the mid palate still. Another year or two in the bottle will make that go disappear.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 90 minutes in the decanter, showing more complexity and tannins.

I paired it with soft and hard cheeses, but the brie was perfect for it.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$25.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, cherries, toasted oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates, earth, vegetables, thyme, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, wood, licorice, vanilla, earth, green vegetables, bitter herbs, graphite, spices, eucalyptus, peppercorn, leather and tobacco.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Red Blend from Napa County is already drinking nicely, but is still young. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Balanced and spicy, but a little bitter on the mid palate still. Another year or two in the bottle will make that go disappear.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 90 minutes in the decanter, showing more complexity and tannins.

I paired it with soft and hard cheeses, but the brie was perfect for it.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$25.

1 person found it helpfulJul 7th, 2018
Bob Busch

Excellent everyday, full bodied red blend.

Excellent everyday, full bodied red blend.

1 person found it helpfulJul 10th, 2015
Craig Brown

Big black fruit! Yummy!

Big black fruit! Yummy!

1 person found it helpfulMar 13th, 2014
Peter Heidt

I pick off the list at Vino... Jimmy Ties concurs... Solid glass of wine.

I pick off the list at Vino... Jimmy Ties concurs... Solid glass of wine.

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2014
John Vesey

Nose earthy& berry fruit,View night burgundy,flavors dark berry,chocolate,oak, some heat on the back,chewy pairs with chopped beef & spicy peppers

Nose earthy& berry fruit,View night burgundy,flavors dark berry,chocolate,oak, some heat on the back,chewy pairs with chopped beef & spicy peppers

Oct 30th, 2016