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Napa Valley Red Blend

9.08 ratings
8.84 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
"Odedi"

Dark ruby, almost inky in color, with a short reddish rim.

Very fruity nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, cedar, cooked plums, figs, raisins, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, cola, light earth, pencil lead and coffee.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long long legs.

Extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, black cherries, raisins, figs, cedar, spices, licorice, peppercorn, cocoa, mocha, coffee and tobacco.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This 7 year old red blend from Napa Valley is delicious now. Drinking very nicely right out of the bottle, and way better after 4 hours in the decanter.

Rich and extracted with a great mouthfeel. Would age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

I had this vintage a couple of years ago, and this time it is so much better.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

Showing great complexity, but very fruity right now, and might be too much for some.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$75.

Dark ruby, almost inky in color, with a short reddish rim.

Very fruity nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, cedar, cooked plums, figs, raisins, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, cola, light earth, pencil lead and coffee.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long long legs.

Extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, black cherries, raisins, figs, cedar, spices, licorice, peppercorn, cocoa, mocha, coffee and tobacco.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This 7 year old red blend from Napa Valley is delicious now. Drinking very nicely right out of the bottle, and way better after 4 hours in the decanter.

Rich and extracted with a great mouthfeel. Would age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

I had this vintage a couple of years ago, and this time it is so much better.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

Showing great complexity, but very fruity right now, and might be too much for some.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$75.

Jul 13th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A Cab Sauv dominated blend that I tried twice at tastings, consistent notes. Deep Ruby with berry fruit aromas and earthy herb pepper. On the palate flavors of blackberry and plum, savory with dried herbs, earthy black pepper and meaty tones. Dusty rustic grippy tannins, medium finish ending with earthy pepper oak. Too Pricey! Not that good for $75!! Better off with Faust Cab for $50!!

A Cab Sauv dominated blend that I tried twice at tastings, consistent notes. Deep Ruby with berry fruit aromas and earthy herb pepper. On the palate flavors of blackberry and plum, savory with dried herbs, earthy black pepper and meaty tones. Dusty rustic grippy tannins, medium finish ending with earthy pepper oak. Too Pricey! Not that good for $75!! Better off with Faust Cab for $50!!

May 4th, 2021
Byron C Mayes

Dark ruby purple. Inviting nose of blackberry, cassis, and plum. Those dark purple fruits are echoed on the fruit-forward, full-bodied palate with dark anise on the finish. Medium tannins. Medium acidity. A classic California Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Tasty, but so are a lot of others in this range and lower. Drink now through 2024.

Dark ruby purple. Inviting nose of blackberry, cassis, and plum. Those dark purple fruits are echoed on the fruit-forward, full-bodied palate with dark anise on the finish. Medium tannins. Medium acidity. A classic California Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Tasty, but so are a lot of others in this range and lower. Drink now through 2024.

Jan 7th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A Cab Sauv dominated blend that I recently tried at a tasting. Deep Ruby with berry fruit aromas and earthy herb pepper. On the palate flavors of blackberry and plum, savory with dried herbs, earthy black pepper and meaty tones. Dusty rustic grippy tannins, medium finish ending with earthy pepper oak. Too Pricey! Not that good for $75!! Better off with Faust Cab for $50!!

A Cab Sauv dominated blend that I recently tried at a tasting. Deep Ruby with berry fruit aromas and earthy herb pepper. On the palate flavors of blackberry and plum, savory with dried herbs, earthy black pepper and meaty tones. Dusty rustic grippy tannins, medium finish ending with earthy pepper oak. Too Pricey! Not that good for $75!! Better off with Faust Cab for $50!!

Dec 27th, 2019
David Fisher

Enjoyed at my birthday dinner. I wasn’t a huge fan but a few guests reallly liked this blend from Faust.

Enjoyed at my birthday dinner. I wasn’t a huge fan but a few guests reallly liked this blend from Faust.

Mar 24th, 2019
Joe Balerdi

Excellent fruit forward Napa bomb. Delicious

Excellent fruit forward Napa bomb. Delicious

Feb 19th, 2019
Mike

The label says it all. Back on the horse...deep cherry, leather and a hint of eucalyptus. 🥊💣

The label says it all. Back on the horse...deep cherry, leather and a hint of eucalyptus. 🥊💣

Dec 25th, 2018
Paul Hoffert

This was one of those wines that was good right out of the gate. Nose has some smoked anise and dusty blue fruit. The fruit carries over in the taste. Little bit of cigar box and a touch of cherry. This was pretty well balanced and very smooth. Since the first sip was so good, only decanted for about 40 minutes. This is a well made bottle of wine.

This was one of those wines that was good right out of the gate. Nose has some smoked anise and dusty blue fruit. The fruit carries over in the taste. Little bit of cigar box and a touch of cherry. This was pretty well balanced and very smooth. Since the first sip was so good, only decanted for about 40 minutes. This is a well made bottle of wine.

Nov 5th, 2018
Gloria Mercado-Martin

Lots of oak, sweet and a bit pruny. I think I'm overgrowing this style

Lots of oak, sweet and a bit pruny. I think I'm overgrowing this style

Mar 12th, 2017