Viader Premier 2000

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Bright ruby. Vibrant, multifaceted nose combines black raspberry, plum, bitter chocolate, leather, tar and smoke, plus a floral nuance. Bright, foc... Read more

Very rich and distinctive, with spicy currant, leather, tobacco, cedar, and mocha aromas and complex, concentrated, earth, currant, spice and cedar... Read more

Ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, bitter cherry, green tobacco and licorice. Subtly sweet and full int he mouth, with a flavor of cocoa powder and sexy o... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Bright ruby. Vibrant, multifaceted nose combines black raspberry, plum, bitter chocolate, leather, tar and smoke, plus a floral nuance. Bright, focused and very intensely flavored, with lovely sweetness and noteworthy detail. Bitter chocolate and dark berry notes, with a sweet overlay of oak. A structured, delineated wine with compelling density and sappy verve. The very long finish featured fine, complex tannins. A superb example that really captures the potential of this cool, European-styled vintage.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Very rich and distinctive, with spicy currant, leather, tobacco, cedar, and mocha aromas and complex, concentrated, earth, currant, spice and cedar flavors. Gains depth and nuance on the finish, where the flavors run deep and long. Tannins are firm and well-integrated. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, bitter cherry, green tobacco and licorice. Subtly sweet and full int he mouth, with a flavor of cocoa powder and sexy oak tones. Finishes with moderate tannins and a slight oaky dry edge.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Full ruby-red. Deep aromas of black raspberry, plum, black cherry, red currant, tobacco, licorice and sweet butter; an initially dusty element dissipated with aeration. Plummy and lush; at one fat and stylish, with suave oak tones and a big chocolately middle. Finishes with substantial, slightly dusty tannins.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Rookie of the year candidates are plentiful, but one of the most engaging first-time wines is the 1989 Viader Vineyards, a red Meritage wine from the Howell Mountain area in Napa Valley. Delia Viader is the owner and Tony Soter serves as winemaker. The wine is enormously rich and accessible, but should take well to cellaring. The quality level is strikingly high, considering the vintage.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The terrific 1997 Proprietary Red is the finest Viader I have tasted. It is a wine of exceptional finesse and elegance, yet undeniable richness and intensity. This blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Cabernet Franc tastes like a top Graves from Bordeaux. Subtle, spicy oak emerges from this dark ruby/purple-colored wine, along with scents of black currants, minerals, and lead pencil. In the mouth, earthy terrior characteristics combine with sweet black fruits in this medium-bodied, rich wine. There is a juicy mid-palate as well as considerable grace and harmony in the finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Lots of attractive, up-front fruit pleasure, with a core of black cherry and blackberry shaded by cedar, mocha, coffee and leather. Finishes with a sense of elegance and ripe, integrated tannins. Best from 2004 through 2012.


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