Archipel 2001

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"Red Wine Bordeaux Blends by Archipel from Sonoma County, California. Archipel is the French word for Archipelago, an...

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Fine Wines International
San Francisco, CA (2,500 mi)
USD 40.00
750ml
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A serious blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc from Napa and Sonoma vineyards owned by Jess Jackson, the 2001 Archipe... Read more

Good medium ruby. Musky, slightly briary aromas of dark berries, licorice, espresso and menthol. Brooding, dense and rather powerful, with an impre... Read more

Full ruby-red. Aromas of currant, raspberry, tobacco, mint and herbs. Rich, broad and fairly dry, with flavors of briary red fruits, pepper, mocha,... Read more

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

A serious blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc from Napa and Sonoma vineyards owned by Jess Jackson, the 2001 Archipel is a wine of formidable intensity. Similar to the Cardinale Napa bottling (although much less expensive), there are 5,600 cases of this deep ruby/purple-colored offering. Big, blackberry and cassis flavors are interwoven with cedar, toasty oak, and spice box. Supple tannin as well as full-bodied flavors suggest it will drink well young, yet age nicely for 10ndash;15 years.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Good medium ruby. Musky, slightly briary aromas of dark berries, licorice, espresso and menthol. Brooding, dense and rather powerful, with an impression of medicinal austerity. Briary mountain flavors lead to firm tannins. Not at all a sweet style.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Full ruby-red. Aromas of currant, raspberry, tobacco, mint and herbs. Rich, broad and fairly dry, with flavors of briary red fruits, pepper, mocha, tobacco and flowers. The brooding flavors are typical of Mayacamas mountain fruit, but this wine seems unusually accessible today, with rather sweet, suave tannins.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Medium ruby-red. Claret-like aromas of currant, coffee and tobacco. Lush and smooth, with nicely focused, intense flavors of currant and menthol. Not yet expansive but juicy, structured and firm.


Winemaker's Notes:

"Red Wine Bordeaux Blends by Archipel from Sonoma County, California. Archipel is the French word for Archipelago, an string of islands rising above the sea, and that meaning is carried over to the sourcing of fruit for the new Archipel wine, a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. For... "

"Red Wine Bordeaux Blends by Archipel from Sonoma County, California. Archipel is the French word for Archipelago, an string of islands rising above the sea, and that meaning is carried over to the sourcing of fruit for the new Archipel wine, a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. For... "

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