2020 Cathiard Vineyard Founding Brothers RedBlend from United States
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- 96 Wine Enthusiast
- 95 Jane Anson - Inside Bordeaux
- 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
96 Wine Enthusiast
This massively built wine wraps potent black fruit flavors and sophisticated spices in substantial tannins that will surely guide it to greater complexity and smoothness with time. Minerals, graphite, cloves, cedar and blackberries are layered inside a mouthfilling texture. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Best from 2028-2040
95 Jane Anson - Inside Bordeaux
Combines structure and freshness, showing the spice and intensity of the 2020 vintage in Napa, softened by black cherry, blackberry, cocoa bean, espresso and the freshly cut herbs that takes you up into mountain Napa. Broad and almost sweet in feel, but lifted up by crunchy redcurrant fruit and mandarin peel on the finish. Grapes for this wine come from terraces set on the higher sections of the vineyard, from 300m and above, together with the premium Up and Down plot, in plots across both St Helena and Rutherford, all estate owned and located around the property. Justine Labbé winemaker, Frederick Ammons consultant, aged in 40% new French oak barrels and 20% large oak casks.
94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
So pure and beautiful with perfumes and cedar as well as currants. Dark mushrooms and bark. A medium-bodied wine with dark berry, currant, chocolate, hazelnut, and fine tannins. 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot. Better in two or three years and beyond.
96 - Wine Enthusiast
95 - Jane Anson - Inside Bordeaux
94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather|