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Viader Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley V 2001

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

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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Viader Vineyards & Winery:
VIADER's vineyards and winery are located on the steep rocky slopes of Howell Mountain in the Napa Valley. While raising four children on her own, Argentine-born Delia Viader forged the vision and design for her unique estate vineyard property, wine blend and brand. Because of her dedication, persistence and insight, VIADER was recognized early on as a first growth property and the wines... Read more
VIADER's vineyards and winery are located on the steep rocky slopes of Howell Mountain in the Napa Valley. While raising four children on her own, Argentine-born Delia Viader forged the vision and design for her unique estate vineyard property, wine blend and brand. Because of her dedication, persistence and insight, VIADER was recognized early on as a first growth property and the wines have been highly coveted since inception. She has earned the reputation as a pioneer for planting the vines running directly down the mountain, in a style normally found in Europe. After some initial criticism, the planting technique with its vertical trellises is now regarded as an ideal model for growing super-premium quality grapes. The original focus on Cabernet Franc as the main blending component was a natural homage to Delia's European roots and her love of Cheval Blanc. In the last few years, Delia's children have joined the business, making this a true family operation. Read less

External Reviews for Viader Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley V

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Intense, a bit raw and chewy, with firm tannins, but there's beautiful fruit. Rich currant, anise, earth, and leather, firming on the finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Against her father's advise, Argentina-born Delia Viader planted a steep, densely spaced 23-acre Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vineyard at a 1,200-foot elevation on Howell Mountain in 1987. Since the debut of her St.-Emilion-inspired blend in 1989, she has elevated Viader to one of the most sought-after California wines.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Bright ruby-red. Aromatic nose combines currant, black raspberry, violet, dark chocolate and sexy oak tones. Soft and appealing, with moderate density and firm acidity. Finishes with dusty, light tannins and very good length and grip. Slightly disjointed today, in need of a year or so to absorb its acidity.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This elegant, Bordeaux-styled blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Cabernet Franc boasts a deep ruby/purple-hued color as well as lovely aromas of smoke, plum, blueberries, and lead pencil shavings. Medium-bodied with sweet tannin, and a supple, approachable style, it should drink well for 10-12 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

(Barrel tasting) A seductive, smooth and richly flavored wine, with layers of chocolate, black cherry, plum and spice. Long, complex aftertaste.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


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