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1996 Viader Napa Valley Red Blend

SKU #300848 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Good deep ruby-red. Very complex, slightly roasted aromas of plum, cassis, cedar, tobacco and smoky oak; has a liqueur-like ripeness. Large-scaled, soft and harmonious; not as dense or deep as the '97 but quite lush and plummy for the vintage. Finishes with firm, tongue-coating tannins. (ST) Inner quote mark (5/1999)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Cabernet Franc, from Viader's beautiful hillside vineyards, this 1996 is made in a polished, graceful style. Medium-bodied, with lush, herb-tinged, raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with mineral and lead pencil notes, this lovely, stylish, restrained offering already provides pleasant drinking ... (RP) Inner quote mark (12/1998)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Complex, elegant, spicy and balanced. Tightly wound, with an earthy, green olive edge to the spicy plum and currant notes. Contains Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. (JL) Inner quote mark (12/1998)

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