Viader Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley V 2005
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.
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.
External Reviews for Viader Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley V
(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
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
Intense, a bit raw and chewy, with firm tannins, but there's beautiful fruit. Rich currant, anise, earth, and leather, firming on the finish.
Intense, a bit raw and chewy, with firm tannins, but thereandrsquo;s beautiful fruit. Rich currant, anise, earth, and leather, firming on the finish.
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.
Food Pairings for Viader Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley V
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.