O'Brien Family Vineyard Seduction 2004

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The great color of the 2004 Seduction leads to rich layers of blue and black berry fruit, accents of mocha and vanill...

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Inky, intense, earthy, perhaps a little mountain berries in the nose. I found this wine too heavy on the oak for my tastes, but if it were given a ... Read more

This blend, featured very succulent and delicious black cherries and dark fruit aromas that are a delight for the nose. Meanwhile the flavor profil... Read more

Take your time with this wine, and you'll fall in love. Dark, coppery red color. Aromas of cinnamon (Big Red gum, specifically) and blackberry lead... Read more

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External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
03/02/2009

Inky, intense, earthy, perhaps a little mountain berries in the nose. I found this wine too heavy on the oak for my tastes, but if it were given a few years it might become quite quaffable.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
03/02/2009

This blend, featured very succulent and delicious black cherries and dark fruit aromas that are a delight for the nose. Meanwhile the flavor profile takes those sensations of the nose and elevates them with richness and hints of cardamom and spice for a great level of enjoyment!


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
02/25/2009

Take your time with this wine, and you'll fall in love. Dark, coppery red color. Aromas of cinnamon (Big Red gum, specifically) and blackberry lead into flavors of dark currant, blackberry, spice box and vanilla. The finish lasts for a good while, sealing the deal and completing the seduction. Open now for fruity enjoyment, or better yet, buy a few bottles and open one every year to see how the romance evolves.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
02/25/2009

I love the mouthfeel on this wine, it's like sandpaper. This wine doesn't ask to be treated nicely, it demands you spend time with it, exploring all the components that it brings to the table - Cilche intended. This is a solid blend.


External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

These days finding a Napa Valley Bordeaux blend or “Meritage” wine for under $30 is like finding a needle in a haystack. With benchmarks Opus One, Cain Five, Quintessa, and Joseph Phelps Insignia leading the way at double and triple this amount, the O’Brien’s Seduction, at $35, is a breath of fresh air. Bart and Barb O’Brien purchased the former Costello Winery in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley AVA. Their team includes Pina Vineyards Management, who also manage Bryant Family and Gemstone vineyards, and winemaker David Yorgensen, who worked with renowned winemaking consultant Philippe Melka at Seavey Vineyard. They focus on Chardonnay, Merlot, and this Bordeaux blend, incorporating fruit from their 33 acre vineyard.No pesticides or herbicides are used. Seduction is a proprietary red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. This Bordeaux inspired blend tastes more like a high end Tuscan blend with its dark bitter cherry, boysenberry, mulberry, menthol, rosemary, and vanilla notes. It is round and voluptuous with juicy natural acids and sweet oak tones.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
02/25/2009

This is a big, juicy Bordeaux blend with a nose of cassis and prunes. Mouthfeel full of dark fruit, vanilla-like oak. Good Wine, could age for quite a while. Most likely not to be consumed with food.


Winemaker's Notes:

The great color of the 2004 Seduction leads to rich layers of blue and black berry fruit, accents of mocha and vanilla tinged oak, framed with satiny tannins. This wine is nicely fruit forward while retaining good balance in a strikingly elegant wine. This wine will age well for 10 years or more.

The great color of the 2004 Seduction leads to rich layers of blue and black berry fruit, accents of mocha and vanilla tinged oak, framed with satiny tannins. This wine is nicely fruit forward while retaining good balance in a strikingly elegant wine. This wine will age well for 10 years or more.

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