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Viader Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley V 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Each year “V” is blended and aged over two years in new French oak barrels with its more recognized cousin, Cabernet Sauvignon, to express the uniqueness of the vintage. With incredibly intriguing qualities, the fruit and structure of the 2005 “V” exudes a tantalizing touch of mystery. Rose petals and harmonizing aromas of dry sandalwood and burnt caramel bring back memories of caramel brittle. Vibrant black cherries, black currant and pomegranate coat the palate with piquant spice, full body and vanillin on the finish. The most unique “V” to date.

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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

Member Reviews for Viader Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley V

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Snooth User: zinfandel1
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0.00 5
09/26/2016

So fresh and elegant. Gorgeous red color. Not much sediment. Not much on the nose. Upon tasting I picked up dark fruits in the background. Tannins were still there but light to medium. The finish was medium. The freshness of this 11 year old wine was remarkable.


Snooth User: Keffer
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4.00 5
07/20/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Viader Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley V

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

(a blend of 55% petit verdot, 35% cabernet sauvignon and 10% cabernet franc; Delia Viader says it's the cabernet franc, not the estate's rather serious merlot, that brings a softness to this wine) Medium ruby. Cool aromas of bitter cherry, dark choco... Stephen Tanzer. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1999 Viader Vineyards V 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/30/2010

This blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 39% Cabernet Franc reveals attractive cassis and blueberry notes, subtle oak, and spice. This wine is graceful, elegant, and medium-bodied, with sweet ripe tannin, and a moderate finish. It will drink well for... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1999 Viader Vineyards Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2001 05/11/2011

ST: 89 Points WS: 87 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2001 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
Vintage: 2000 01/09/2013

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


External Review
Vintage: 2000 09/27/2011

Co-winemakers Delia Viader and Charles Hendricks grow this supple blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (61 percent) and Franc (39) on a slope of Howell Mountain at 1,200 feet, but despite the mountain origins there's a soft feel here. It's plush in fruit, chocolate-graham in tannin and solidly built, a tight package even for all its soft touches, just at the peak of ripeness. Then there's an earthy, herbal character that lasts, a natural for aging at least eight to ten years from the vintage.


External Review
Vintage: 2000 11/25/2009

WS: 92 Points ST: 90 Points


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Tasting Notes:

The wines made from these grapes show such a distinct personality as to remind you of “liquid bittersweet chocolate in the glass,” but with fewer calories.

Each year “V” is blended and aged over two years in new French oak barrels with its more recognized cousin, Cabernet Sauvignon, to express the uniqueness of the vintage. With incredibly intriguing qualities, the fruit and structure of the 2005 “V” exudes a tantalizing touch of mystery. Rose petals and harmonizing aromas of dry sandalwood and burnt caramel bring back memories of caramel brittle. Vibrant black cherries, black currant and pomegranate coat the palate with piquant spice, full body and vanillin on the finish. The most unique “V” to date.

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Closure: Cork

Aged 24 months in French Oak.

Notes: 80% new oak barrels


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