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2014 Yount Ridge Cellars Proprietary Red Napa ValleyBlend from United States

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"Lovely complexity defines the aromas of this Bordeaux‐style blend. Ripe blueberry, dark anise and woodsy notes, a hint of bright raspberry and a touch of sweet herbals show bo...

  • 93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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"The 2014 Proprietary Red is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine with important contributions from the Merlot and Malbec. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, lavender and spice notes infuse this succulent, forward wine. The Proprietary Red is tasty, but it is not markedly different from the Cabernet Sauvignon, although there is more textural depth and overall intensity."

Product Description:

"Lovely complexity defines the aromas of this Bordeaux‐style blend. Ripe blueberry, dark anise and woodsy notes, a hint of bright raspberry and a touch of sweet herbals show both in the aromas as well as the flavors of this lively blend. Somewhat lighter than the Cabernet in structure, the wine shows its composition with hints of sweet bay leaf and dried cherry on the finish. Full bodied, round silkiness, elegant and restrained." -Celia Welch, Winemaker

Celia Welch is one of Napa Valley’s top winemakers. An early introduction to grapes came as she and her siblings pulled berry from stem at the family’s home in Southern Oregon for her father - an avid collector and home winemaker. The family regularly visited Napa and Sonoma where Celia became entranced with the beauty of rolling vineyards."

"In 1982 with a degree in Enology earned at UC Davis, she set out to a few wine regions in the Pacific Northwest, the East Coast, and New Zealand. She worked harvest in the Barossa Valley of Australia, and then settled in Napa Valley to refine her craft.

In the early nineties she chose to focus on independent wine consulting. The wines she has made create a microcosm of Napa Valley, from vineyards on Mt. Veeder, Atlas Peak, and Howell Mountain to those in Carneros, and from benchland vineyards from St. Helena to Napa.

Celia was named one of Forbes.com Top Ten Tastemakers of 2006 and inducted into the Winemakers Hall of Fame by the national educational organization, Women for Winesense." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 109361
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 14.7%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, pepper, earth, green and mocha
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather and spice