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2018 Cervantes Family Vineyards Blacktail Proprietary RedBlend from United States

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A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petite Sirah, and Petit Verdot, the wine is as complex and alluring as it sounds. Floral notes, herbs and spices, and sce...

  • 98 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

Rating:

98

We don't have anything in mind about what the final blend will be each year," winemaker Andy Erickson said about this Blacktail blend. "We want to create something that is unique to the place this year." The 2018 Blacktail Proprietary Red Blend MMXIII is composed of 27% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 23% Petite Sirah and 4% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts with flamboyant blue fruits, plum preserves and black cherry compote notes, with hints of rose oil, Indian spices, camphor and pencil lead plus a waft of truffles. The intense, full-bodied palate delivers wonderfully ripe, rounded tannins with beautiful poise, leading to a long floral finish. Amazing wine!

Product Description:

A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petite Sirah, and Petit Verdot, the wine is as complex and alluring as it sounds. Floral notes, herbs and spices, and scents of gravel and earth are seamlessly integrated with dark, ripe fruit aromas and flavors. Aged for 20 months in barrel, the wine is structured but accessible, and the combination of fruit, tannin, and acid is mouthwatering. The many layers in the glass will draw you in and keep you coming back for more. Winemakers Notes

Product Detail

Item # 129170
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

98 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV 14.8%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, earth, green, plum, mocha, jam, dark berry fruit, high tannin, black pepper, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, spice, earth, boysenberry, blueberry, jam, mocha, leather and vanilla