Viader Vineyards Napa Valley Red Wine 1995

$78.99

SKU 1083

750ml

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Our distinctive Viader Proprietary Blend shows the typicity and consistency of the Viader estate, with its firm structure influenced by the rocky volcanic soils of the eastern slopes of Howell Mountain, and its elegant, yet intensely rich profile achieved through our signature combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Viader Vineyards
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Wine AdvocateSimilar in style to the 1996, the 1995 reveals an opaque purple color, remarkably sweet tannin for a wine from this vintage, and gorgeous levels of black currant fruit nicely complemented by toast, smoke, and floral scents. This rich, medium to full-bodied wine fills the mouth without any sense of heaviness or harshness. It is a beautifully knit, lush, complex, elegant red wine that should drink well for 12-15 years. The wines from this superbly situated hillside vineyard on the lower slopes of Howell Mountain are going from strength to strength. Proprietor Delia Viader believes in blending these wines with a relatively high percentage of Cabernet Franc. In most vintages, the proportion of Cabernet Franc is close to 50%, with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon. Improvements noticeable in both the 1995 and 1996 (and for that matter that 1994) have included richer mid-palates, and less aggressive oak and acidity.

Robert Parker
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Wine SpectatorA bit earthy and mulchy, though a little more pleasing on the palate, where the dried currant, prune and grapey bing cherry edge, turning dry and tannic on the finish. Shows signs of oxidation. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.--1995 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now. 4,400 cases made.

James Laube, 2005