2014 Viader Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1341604 95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Coming from a site on Howell Mountain and comprised of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Cabernet Franc, the 2014 Viader Proprietary Red Blend is a perfumed, complex, elegant and Bordeaux-styled red that shows the charming nature of the vintage. Red and black currants, dried flowers, potpourri and underbrush nuances all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, silky, polished wine that has moderate tannin, good acidity, and a beautiful finish. It doesn't wow you with its richness and power, but it's graceful and elegant. While already accessible, it is going to cruise in the cellar given its balance and purity. Inner quote mark (12/2017)

94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Fascinating aromas of plums, citrus fruit and peaches turn to forest-floor fruits. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a chewy finish. Lovely length and tension to this. Inner quote mark (1/2017)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark The producer packs a powerful punch into this blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Cabernet Franc, aged two years in 70% new French oak. Big, hearty tannins wrap around curls of smoked meat, clove, sage and black pepper, finding common purpose in layered complexity. *Cellar Selection* (VB) Inner quote mark (2/2017)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Sitting on the lower slopes of Howell Mountain, Delia Viader’s 2014 Proprietary Red Blend Viader is 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Cabernet Franc. Delia Viader was one of the first in Napa to begin using significant quantities of Cabernet Franc in the blends. The 2014 shows nice forest floor, blueberry and raspberry fruit, light to moderate tannin and medium to full body, but the hallmark is elegance, purity and overall balance. This should drink nicely for 15 or so years. (RP) 90+ Inner quote mark (12/2016)

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